Teams to debate motion on Fairtrade products
Pupils from primary schools around the Island will descend on Legislative Buildings in Douglas this morning (26 Jan) for a day of debate and discussion on fair trade.
The Fairtade movement urges wealthy nations to ensure farmers in developing countries are paid a fair price for their produce.
Youngsters from 17 schools will spend the day in and around the parliamentary chambers, learning more about the issues.
Teams from each school will debate a motion that the best way to help poor farmers is to buy Fairtade products - and they'll also be addressed by the President of Tynwald, before a vote is taken.
Rosemary Clarke from the One World Centre, which is organising the event, says the aim is to get young people thinking: