Fairtrade book in print thanks to store

An illustrated children's story-book focussing on Fairtrade and created by students from Forth Valley College will go to print thanks to a £500 grant from Scotmid.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:20 pm
The Fair Trade book was created by students at Forth Valley College
The Fair Trade book was created by students at Forth Valley College

The adventures of ‘Jolly Trolley’ – written by HNC early education and childcare students and illustrated by former FVC art and design student Michelle Sadler – is the first childrens’ book of its kind and will help young children to understand the concept of Fairtrade products and the ethos and importance of Fair Trade.

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It was officially launched at St Andrew’s Primary School – a Fairtrade status school – in November as part of Book Week Scotland 2016.

However, following a successful bid to the Scotmid community grants scheme a further 700 books can now be printed and will be distributed to primary schools around Forth Valley.

The students involved were Morag Dunion and Claire McInally from Alloa; Silke Duncan from Dollar; Zoe Harvey from Bo’ness and Fiona Paterson from Dunfermline. All are now working as supply nursery teachers with Clackmannanshire Council.