Leading the Way on being Fair

Shared Interest ran a series of workshops for children attending the conference.

Image courtesy of Ian McClelland photography

Sunderland Schools Conference

Engagement Manager, Jayne Coxon said: "It was great to be part of the conference, which was the first of its kind in the region. We already have North East schools investing in Fairtrade by keeping the proceeds from their tuck shop in a Shared Interest account.

"While this money is with Shared Interest, it is loaned out time and time again to Fairtrade businesses across the globe.

"As the world's only 100per cent Fairtrade lender we were delighted to see Sunderland pupils at the event taking such an active involvement."

Read more about the event here.