Pupils asked for Fairtrade logo

Angus pupils are being challenged to design a logo to represent the county’s bid to become a Fairtrade zone.

Schools, businesses and communities across Angus are working towards a fairer world by promoting Fairtrade products and Angus Council has thrown its weight behind the campaign by helping to organise a programme of events for Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 27 to March 11.

The Fairtrade Foundation supports farmers and workers in developing countries to get a fair deal by helping to create better trade conditions.

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, pupils are being asked to design a logo to use on websites and promotional materials with the winning design taking pride of place alongside the official Fairtrade mark. The campaign will be endorsed by a Fairtrade sugar farmer, who will visit Angus over the two-week event.

He will speak at Arbroath Academy and the Montrose Fairtrade AGM on Thursday, March 1; and Brechin and Carnoustie High Schools on Friday, March 2. He will also attend the Montrose Farmers’ Market on Saturday, March 3.

This will support the Angus campaign and also show how Fairtrade is helping his co-operative in Malawi.

Fairtrade news is available at www.fairtrade.org.uk.