Football tournament raises Fairtrade awareness

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Football tournament raises Fairtrade awareness

Primary school pupils turned out to take part in a Fairtrade football tournament at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus, to raise awareness of the worthy cause recently.

NC Sport and Fitness students from the Department of Care, Sport and Construction including: Declan Addison, Ryan Duffy, Aidan Halley, Grzegorz Jankowiak, Kyle McGowan, Craig McLachlan, Nicole Sweeney, Sarah Louise Waugh, were the organisers of the ‘Fairtrade Awareness Indoor Football Tournament’ for five local primary schools, as part of their educational development on Monday 29 April.

Held in the Games Hall, teams from Bankier, Victoria, Halglen, Carmuirs and Maddiston Primary Schools attended on the day and the event ran well with everyone having fun and all the pupils showing great sportsmanship throughout the tournament. 

Sports and Fitness lecturer, Michael Young, said: “This was an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of Fairtrade whilst assessing NC Sport students through their Teamwork Unit. The students did well to organise the event and ensure that local primary schools could take part in some competitive physical activity whilst raising awareness of Fairtrade. Well done to all the schools who took part, in particular Bankier Primary who won the tournament overall beating Victoria in the final. Also, a big thanks to Leisure Facilities Coordinator Wai Mun Lee who organised the Fairtrade products distributed on the day.”

Wai Mun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, said: “Well done to Michael Young and all his students for making this event run like clockwork and a big thanks to FVC Chef Manager Ype.Vanderschaaf for providing the Fairtrade refreshments, Student Association Coordinator Lisa Hachemi for the Fairtrade trophy, footballs and handouts, and finally the Student Association for the other resources to make up the goody bags for the children to take away with them. A great day had by all.”

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