08:20AM, Sunday 06 October 2013
A competition to collect as many Fairtrade product wrappers as possible has been launched for school children in the Royal Borough.
The school that collects the most packaging will win a prize.
All the wrappers will then be delivered to Windsor Girls' School in Imperial Road.
Students will set to work on creating a masterpiece with the wrappers, to be displayed in Maidenhead Town Hall or the Guildhall in Windsor.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Fairtrade Group is behind the competition, which it hopes will encourage schools to stock Fairtrade and children to buy it.
Sue Trout, co-chairman of the Fairtrade group, said: "Fairtrade is growing in popularity and the commitment to offering these products means producers get paid a fair wage for their goods, workers are treated in a fair way and child labour is prohibited.
She added: "Encouraging children to collect the product wrappers and packaging is a good way of teaching the social responsibility and ethos of the products they buy."