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Fairtrade Trail and Chocolate Codebreaking in Half-Term

Families will have the chance to track down chocolate bar characters designed by Solihull children as part of Fairtrade Fortnight from Saturday 17 February until Sunday 4 March. The artwork will be located in various locations across Solihull town centre.

Chocolate bar-inspired designs have been created by pupils from a number of local schools and will be displayed in shops around the town centre. After picking up a Fairtrade Trail question sheet, children can search local shops for the characters and crack a code.

Providing some free half-term activity, the Fairtrade Trail takes children on a treasure hunt where they can pick up information about how and why Fairtrade is important.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities and Partnerships, said:

“Since being awarded Fairtrade Borough status in 2010, Solihull continues to be a proud supporter of this campaign which ensures farmers and workers from the developing world are treated fairly.

“This is a great lesson for children to learn and keeps their learning going during the half-term break. The trail also offers an opportunity for participants to see a variety of the wonderful shops in the town centre that they might not normally visit. I hope that all those who take part enjoy the trail and that the codebreaking doesn’t prove too difficult!”

The activity sheets will be available to collect from The Core Library and Touchwood Information Desk from 17 February. You can also download a sheet here http://www.solihull.gov.uk/fairtrade between 17 February and 4 March.

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