Schools from Ammanford, Llandeilo and Carmarthen are all backing the newly waymarked Carmarthenshire Fair Trade Way, which goes through the three towns. An inaugural walk of the new route, the first waymarked Fair Trade Way in Wales, will take place on Wednesday 19th June, and schools along the route are getting involved in a variety of ways. Ammanford Nursery School will be waving the walkers off in the morning, alongside children from Ysgol Bro Banw who will be sending the walkers on their way with a specially written Fairtrade song.
In Llandeilo, Llandeilo Primary School’s Samba Band will be leading the walkers as they pass through the town, and in Carmarthen, the Oxfam and Co-Op shops at the end of the route will be decorated with Fairtrade posters created by children at St Mary’s RC Primary School.
A group of students from Amman Valley School’s sixth form will also be walking the full route.
Walk organiser Phil Broadhurst said : “Communities around the world are benefiting from Fairtrade premiums allowing producers to invest in education for their children and their communities’ children, so it is great that schools in Carmarthenshire are backing this walk to raise awareness of Fairtrade.”