National Fairtrade Fortnight is being celebrated throughout Chester city centre in a unique way this year.

Five local primary schools have created 26 colourful art boards, one for each letter of the alphabet, which are on display in 16 different venues.

The project was co-ordinated by educational charity CDEC Developing Global Learning, and supported by the Cheshire West and Chester Fairtrade Steering Group.

Many youngsters and their families have followed the Fairtrade A-Z Trail during half-term week, which was launched by Chester town crier David  Mitchell.

The art boards will remain in place until March 9, after which they will be collected together and displayed in Wesley Methodist Church.

CDEC director, Heather Swainston,  said: “We are very grateful to the venues for displaying the art boards, and the work the children and staff of  our partner schools have put in has  been fantastic and will help develop an understanding of global issues and fair trade.”

Trail leaflets are available from the venues including The Forum, Chester Cathedral, and the Tourist Information centre.