Tasty treat in Fairtrade lesson

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children from Wigtown Primary School paid a visit to Cream o’ Galloway near Gatehouse of Fleet to learn more about Fairtrade.

Wigtown Primary is a Fairtrade school and Mrs Stacey Wilson’s class visited the firm to take part in the Fairtrade Flavours workshop as part of their current Fairtrade masterclass. They learned why Fairtrade is important to all sorts of businesses and individuals throughout the world.

The children learned about where many of the Fairtrade ingredients used in the ice-cream factory are grown, saw the ice-cream factory and tasted lots of flavours.

Cream o’ Galloway’s Sue McMinn, who led the session, said: “The children were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Fairtrade. It was great to have them with us. Fairtrade Flavours is one of a number of activities we run, which aim to help children learn more about food and its production, as well as our environment and how we can help protect it.”

The children loved tasting their ice-creams and said they are looking forward to trying more of them when they visit Cream o’ Galloway next week during the February school holiday.

Cream o’ Galloway opens tomorrow (Saturday) for the school holidays from 10am to 4pm each day until February 19.