MP supports Fairtrade at local school
Local MP Andrew Bridgen has congratulated students at St Clare’s Catholic Primary School in Coalville for their efforts to promote Fairtrade.
The MP for North West Leicestershire visited the school after he received letters from the pupils highlighting the movement that aims to give people in developing countries a fair price for the food that they grow.
Andrew was welcomed at the school by Head Teacher Jane Monoghan and spoke at the school assembly.
The students had the chance to ask Andrew various questions such as ‘do you like your job?' ‘What are your responsibilities?’ and ‘what will you do to help the poor?’
Andrew presented each student who had written to him with a letter detailing how he plans to support Fairtrade. The MP said: “We need more people to choose Fairtrade, so that shops will stock Fairtrade products. That in turn will benefit more farmers in developing countries.
“I will support Fairtrade schools, churches and community groups in North West Leicestershire. And in Parliament, I will help to ensure the Government continues with practical actions that are effective in addressing the issue of global poverty.”
Andrew congratulated the school for raising funds for the Catholic Aid Overseas Development and the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville with their monthly Fairtrade stall.
He has invited teachers and students to visit him in Parliament on a forthcoming school visit.