Jolly Trolley – a Fair Trade book reading

Jolly Trolley book reading

Jolly Trolley – a Fair Trade book reading

Primary three pupils from Denny and Bowhouse Primary Schools gathered for a special Jolly Trolley book reading at FVC’s Falkirk Campus on Monday 27 February, to kick off the college’s Fairtrade Fortnight events.

Six students from the NC Working with Communities course were on hand to read from the book – which was written by HNC Early Education and Childcare students and illustrated by former FVC Art and Design student Michelle Sadler (25) and is thought to be the first book of its kind to help young children to understand the concept of Fairtrade products and the ethos and importance of Fair Trade.

‘Jolly Trolley’ is a character who goes on a mystical style learning adventure after he crashes into some Fairtrade bananas in his supermarket. FVC students Kim Mitchell (39) from Larbert, Katarzyna Kukielka-Borowska (43) and Veronica Pearson (36) both from Grangemouth, Skye Griffin (18) from Whitecross, Falkirk, James Wilson (25) from Bathgate and Alana Black (31) from Alloa, were delighted to use this story to entertain the group of children in the Learning resource Centre and help to raise awareness of Fair Trade. One even dressed up as a banana!

FVC recently won (November 2016) a Scottish Fair Trade Forum Award for Innovation for their work on Jolly Trolley. This award is presented to any individual, group or organisation that has created an innovative campaign or taken a new approach to campaigning for Fair Trade.

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