PUPILS learnt about Fairtrade products during a visit from supermarket staff.

Colleagues from The Midcounties Co-operative stopped at West Kidlington Primary School and St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Chinnor last week to take lessons on ethical trading.

Pupils were taught how Fairtrade can benefit farmers, and were tasked with designing Fairtrade paper bags as well as sampling Fairtrade food.

Joanne Simpson, assistant principal at West Kidlington, said: "Having colleagues from our local Midcounties Co-operative Food store come into the classroom made the lesson engaging and memorable.

"The pupils immediately recognised the Fairtrade label and were really interested from the get-go.

"As a school, one of the best ways we can get behind Fairtrade is by educating the minds of future generations."

Ryan Rushton, leadership team ambassador for Kidlington and North West Oxford at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: "By hosting educational sessions with local schools, we hope to inspire the next generation to ensure that producers in developing countries are receiving a fair wage for the products we love.

"We are one of the biggest supporters of Fairtrade, and have a huge range of sustainably-sourced products."

The visits coincided with the Fairtrade Fortnight, which ended on Sunday.