Pupils and staff of Smithfield Primary School in Aberdeen put a fabulous event called Fairtrade Friday Fun. There was a large turnout of parents, grandparents, and locals. Everyone enjoyed the variety of Fairtrade beverages, and particularly the delicious Fairtrade Banana Bread made by Primary 2.
It all began with Nursery and Primary 1 dressed in pyjamas singing the song ‘bananas in pyjamas’. This was followed by a ‘Banana Drama’ brilliantly acted by Primary 6. The play gave many facts about bananas, facts like their nutritional value, how many are sold each year, and most importantly why we should buy Fairtrade bananas. It ensures that producers receive a fair price for their hard work and that their families and communities also benefit from the Fairtrade premium, which can be used to build schools, health centres or other essential facilities.
Primary 4 and 5 delivered a fabulous rhyme about 10 bent bananas, giving us lots of great ideas on the different ways we can use bananas, like for making banana cake and banana smoothies. Another highlight was the Best Dressed Banana competition, an inspired idea thought up by the kids themselves. 240 Fairtrade bananas were decorated in a huge variety of designs ranging from caterpillars to rock stars!
The singing of Primaries 3 and 3/4 was a fitting ending to a wonderful Fairtrade event. The song they sang, ‘Banana-Rama-Fairtrade’, was specially written for the event by the school and put to the tune of Mamma-Mia.
Well done Smithfield Primary! Keep up the good work!
All bananas were donated by the Co-operative and Smithfield Primary would very much like to say a huge thank-you to the Co-op for their great generosity.
(by SFTF Volunteer Schools Coordinator, Sarah Aldred)
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