A joint venture

Co-ordinators from Active Schools took a series of classes such as zumba.
Co-ordinators from Active Schools took a series of classes such as zumba.

CATHEDRAL Primary in Motherwell teamed up with neighbouring Firpark Primary as it works towards its third ‘green flag’.

The schools joined together for a day of fun, but there was still a serious message to learn at the first CaFi Eco Fairtrade Celebration.

The two establishments came together in ceremonial fashion as both began a ‘global footprint’ at the end of their respective schools which met in the middle of the shared campus.

Children from across all year groups took part and the event will satisfy the health and wellbeing and community links portion of the eco flag process.

Over the course of the day the youngsters got fit with Active Schools co-ordinators who presented zumba, curling and taekwondo, coaches from Motherwell FC took football training with Celtic and Scotland midfielder James Forrest also giving his time.

The children all donned the Fairtrade colours of blue, green and yellow as they learned how the movement helps farmers in the third world, and of course they then had to try out some of those products getting to taste Fairtrade chocolate and cake.

The day was rounded off with the glamour of the catwalk as P6/7 pupils designed outfits from recycled materials.

It is now hoped the Fairtrade Celebration will become an annual event.

For more pictures from the event see July 4 edition of Times & Speaker