Both the junior and senior schools at St Benedict’s in Ealing celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight with competitions and cake sales. The annual Fairtrade pudding competition attracted a wide variety of entries, with Gabriel Suarez from the lower prep school declared winner and his caramel and chocolate Fairtrade cupcakes served to pupils on the last Friday of the fortnight.
Mrs David, environment coordinator in the junior school, said: “I was also impressed with the generosity and participation during Wellies Day and the Fairtrade Cake Sale. An impressive £478.14 was raised during both events, and the proceeds will be donated to all of the charities that we support.”
At the Wednesday senior school assembly, meanwhile, four members of staff, Mr Billinge, Mr King, Mr Scicinski and Mr Bowles, were selected to dress up as a banana for the day. Mrs Smith, senior school environment coordinator said: “The Environment Ambassadors rounded the week off with a cake sale and cake competition plus an assembly for middle school pupils. Overall, £374 was raised for Fairtrade, with £207 raised by our great ‘bunch of bananas’ on Wednesday.”