By Jo Richards - 14th March 2014 6:00am
To mark the end of 'Fairtrade Fortnight', the 1st Tarvin Beaver Colony had a meeting with a difference this week when they were invited to the Co-op to learn all about the significance of Fair Trade products.
In the back room of the store, amongst all the freshly delivered stock, the Beavers learned that the Co-op was the first supermarket in Britain to sell Fairtrade goods and why it's important to trade fairly with growers and producers. Then they went into the store to identify different Fair Trade products and their places of origin. Finally, at the end of the visit, each Beaver was presented with a Fair Trade 'Goodie' bag containing chocolate and fruit.
The Beaver Leaders would like to thank the Co-op staff and especially Donna, their staff team leader, who led the session. We would also like to thank the people who were shopping in the store on Monday evening and who were all so patient with the children trooping up and down the aisles.
Next week we'll be showing the Beavers a film about the people who produce Fairtrade goods and how their lives are improved through being treated fairly.