Last month, we ran a poster competition and invited children from the boroughs primary and secondary schools to submit entries to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight running from 27th February until March 9th. The theme was ‘take a step’ and we were really pleased that seven schools submitted over one hundred entries. We received some fantastic designs and the children demonstrated that they had researched and understood what Fairtrade is and how important it is to farmers and communities worldwide.
The winning entry was done by Esosa Joe-Oshodi from Bonus Pastor Catholic College. His design has been turned into two large posters which have been placed onto a recycling vehicle and will be driven around the borough for the next two weeks. Esosa’s entry stood out as it was not only very skilfully drawn but also very original and well thought through. Due to the overall high standard, we also compiled a list of highly commended entries. Fairtrade fortnight runs for the next two weeks from Monday across Lewisham.