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CARNOUSTIE Fairtrade Group heard about the sterling work being carried out by the town’s young people at their annual general meeting last week.

On Wednesday in the Dibble Tree Theatre the group heard reports from the schools detailing their efforts to promote the idea of Fairtrade.

Reports were given by Burnside and Woodlands primary schools about their work to encourage the use of Fairtrade both within their schools and in the wider community.

A presentation was given by Carnoustie High School pupils Rachel Weir and Rebecca Moodie on their contribution to the campaign.

Over the past year students have enthusiastically supported the Carnoustie Fairtrade Group at a variety of fund-raisers serving refreshments or modelling clothes.

The pupils also hosted and organised a Fairtrade producer event during Fairtrade Fortnight while also studying for their exams at the same.

There was also a presentation from the team behind Carlogie Primary School’s Fairlogie Cafe which recently received European recognition for their business plan.

A spokesperson for Carnoustie Fairtrade Group said: “The evening showed that the young people of Carnoustie and district support Fairtrade without reservation.

“They are aware of how important Fairtrade is to the producers and how it can change people’s lives for the better so they tackle their projects with enthusiasm and energy.”