Primary and Secondary school students from across Limerick City and County got a break from the classroom this week to promote their Fairtrade Christmas Card Range.
Cards were created by pupils of all ages, ranging from five to 17. As part of the awareness programme, students designed christmas cards focusing on the message of Fairtrade.
Therefore, they further promoted fair trading practises between Ireland and developing countries.
As part of their prize, the winners Izzy Duggan, from Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Roxborough and Michelle Kiely, Thomond Community College Moylish are set to have their designs printed and will be on sale in a number on businesses in the Limerick area.
This is the 12th anniversary where Limerick has put itself forward as a Fairtrade City.
Speaking to the students and school staff at City Hall, The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr. Stephen Keary said that “Fairtrade is about caring where your food and drinks come from and the impact your buying these products has on others. Choosing Fairtrade doesn’t mean poorer quality”.
“It means that you care how the product was produced, who produced it and what benefit they get. I would like to congratulate all the pupils who have shown what Fairtrade means to them as part of the Christmas card competition.”