Fairtrade shop in Alloa staffed by students

Fairtrade shop in Alloa staffed by students

Fairtrade shop in Alloa staffed by students

It’s ‘All Aboard’ The Citizen Ship once again as Forth Valley College Access and Progression students manned a shop selling a range of ethically produced goods in Alloa during Fairtrade Fortnight.

As part of their Citizen Ship programme the learners from Lifestart, Workstart, and School link courses in Stirling and Alloa launched the shop – in the Speirs Centre –on Tuesday 28 February and will be there till Friday 10 March between 10am-3.00pm.

A full range of foodstuffs and other Fairtrade goods were on sale and the eager students were on hand to offer advice and information on what Fairtrade is all about. There was also the opportunity to win a Fairtrade prize in a special draw.

Access and Progression Lecturer Linda McPherson led this group of Lifestart  Alloa students who are from left to right – Jamie Lee McAuley, Clare Bridges, Pearl Robertson, Ryan Hall and Student Association Volunteer Carrie Gentles.

Linda, said:

“I have been very proud of the students who have manned the shop over the last few days. They have been very enthusiastic and a credit to the college. We can’t thank the Speirs Centre enough for allowing us to host the shop here again. Lots of people from Alloa and beyond have been dropping in to see us and buy some Fairtrade products. This has been such a valuable work experience for all the students involved and the money raised will be going to a very good cause.”

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