Children at a school near Penrith have been going bananas today to raise the issue of Fair-trade products and the plight of farmers around the world.
Fair-trade goods are designed to give producers a better price, allowing them to earn a living wage. It's an issue that the pupils have taken to heart, as Tim Backshall reports
A primary school near Penrith is going 'Fairtrade' crazy as it devotes its entire day to the subject.
Fairtrade aims to help farmers in developing countries get a better deal for their produce and make a decent living.
All the pupils at Skelton School will be involved in promoting the Fairtrade message, from cookery to dance. There'll even be a visit from a man-sized giant "banana".
Skelton has a link with a school in Tanzania.
Fairtrade Fortnight is launched today across our region.
This year the Fairtrade organisation is aiming to change all of us into eating only Fairtrade bananas in the UK to help farmers in third world countries.
Amongst the events will be a Fairtrade day at Skelton School in Cumbria.
A Ugandan coffee farmer is this week touring the Borders to explain how the Fairtrade movement has benefited her community.
Justine Watalunga is giving a series of talks and schools and businesses in the region, during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Selkirk and Peebles are currently the only Fairtade towns in the Borders, but a campaign group has been set up to encourage more to get involved.
To qualify, a certain number of shops must stock Fairtrade goods, and members of the local community from schools and churched must promote the movement.
Earlier this week, Scotland was granted status as a Fairtade nation.