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Pupils debate ethics of fair trade

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:

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