Friezland pupils host fabulous Fairtrade tea

THERE were cakes and treats galore as eco-friendly Friezland Primary School hosted a mouth-watering Fairtrade Afternoon Tea.

The event was organised by the school’s Eco Committee, which is made up of pupils from years 2-6 as well as teachers Mrs Smithies and Mrs Keeley.


Pupils from Friezland School with Mayor of Oldham Shadab Qumer

A delicious array of cakes and biscuits were baked and brought in by pupils of all ages, and sold to family, friends and the community to raise money for chosen causes. Some of the refreshments were also kindly donated by Tesco’s, Greenfield.

A Fairtrade stall was set up by the Eco Committee selling gifts, pens, pictures, biscuits, trinkets and more.

There was also a raffle to raise further funds, with prizes kindly donated by Tesco’s, Greenfield; Sainbury’s, Oldham; and Co-ops in Lees, Mossley, Uppermill, Delph and Grotton.

Mrs Smithies said: “We asked pupils to bring cakes in and they have done us proud and laid on a fantastic spread.
“We had a Fairtrade breakfast a few years ago we want to do something different this time.”

Headteacher Miss Swaby added: “We work hard to make sure we support the community and fairtrade.”


There were lots of goodies on offer

Entertainment was provided by pupils throughout the afternoon, starting with Years 1 and 2 singing ‘I do anything but throw it away’ and ‘A little bit of kindness’.

Friezland Cheerleaders followed with a performance to a song from Disney’s hit film ‘Moana’ which recently won them the Oldham’s Gotta Dance 2018 KS1 title.

And finally the older pupils gathered for rousing renditions of ‘Spaceship Earth’ and ‘Happy’.

Special guest the Mayor of Oldham Cllr Shadab Qumer praised the school, which is the smallest primary in Oldham.

He said: “You must have not quantity but you certainly have quality! Keep it up. What you are doing is fantastic.”

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