Fairtrade shop in Alloa

Fairtrade shop Alloa staffed by students

Fairtrade shop in Alloa

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 1 March and will be there till Friday 11March 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.

Lecturer Stewart Ritchie and Additional Support Worker Alison Meredith (both far left) were on hand with the group of Workstart students pictured here. They included: (from left to right) Michelle Crosby (18) from Tullibody, Cameron Richardson (18) from Muckhart, Daniel McGregor (18) from Clackmannan, Jordan Gray (19) from Alloa, Ainsleigh Graham (17) from Tullibody and Andrew Wright (19) from Tullibody.

Stewart said:

“I have been very proud of the Workstart 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.”

Linda McPherson an FVC lecturer in Access and Progression, said:

“Loads of people from Alloa and beyond have been dropping in to see us and buy some Fairtrade products. This was 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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