Finding out exactly what is meant by the term fairtrade was the challenge issued to a group of Chester Brownies.
As part of the Brownie World Issues badge, the 18th Chester Brownies visited the Co-op shop on Westminster Park to understand what is fairtrade, how to recognise a product and what it means to the producers, as well as being given the chance to sample some products.
Annalise Smith, age nine, compiled this report for the Brownie scrapbook: “18th Chester Brownies went to the Co-operative to find out about fairtrade.
“We got split into two groups, some of us walked around the shop to spot fairtrade items and the rest of us got to eat some fairtrade food such as milk chocolate, white chocolate and malteasers - it was really nice!
“We loved it, but as it was fairtrade the people who made it are paid fairly.”