Fairtrade football tournament at FVC

The teams who took part.

Fairtrade football tournament at FVC

Football and Fairtrade were the winners at Forth Valley College recently (Tuesday 22 March) when 60 primary kids took part in a special tournament.

The Falkirk Campuses Gym hall was the venue for the Fairtrade Football Tournament which attracted teams from eight local primary schools and promoted awareness of the worthy cause. Organised by lecturer Martin McKenzie and his students from the NC Sport and Fitness course the event – from 10am-12noon – showcased Fairtrade footballs, offered the players Fairtrade fruit and drinks for snacks and showed a Fairtrade film beforehand to highlight the good work done throughout the world to promote Fairtrade.

Teams from Bo’ness Public School, Carmuirs, Grange, Hallglen, Maddiston, St Andrew’s, Victoria and Wallacestone Primary Schools (mainly P5s) took part on the day with St Andrew’s and Maddiston winning their respective groups. Each team were presented with their very own Fairtrade football at the end.

Lisa Hachemi, International Support Co-ordinator and also the coordinator of the College’s Fair Trade Committee, said:

“This was a great event for the primary school children to get involved in and it was great to see so many attend and promote the cause of Fairtrade. A big well done goes to all who took part – the winner was Fairtrade on the day!”

Waimun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, said:

“I am very proud of Martin and our students who did a very good job of organising, refereeing and marshalling at the event. It proved to be a very vibrant and competitive event and one which all the children seemed to enjoy and we will certainly look to run it again in the future.”

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