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A WEAR Fair at Ringwood School showed off Fairtrade and vintage clothes and raised money for the restoration of the parish church.
More than 80 pupils dressed in a variety of ethically sourced togs, while several teachers dressed up and made the pupils laugh, with John Graham donning a dressing gown and holding a cup of tea.
Millie Wells, 16, wore a sari from India, where she had been acting as Oxfam ambassador.
And 17-month-old Jasper Middlewick drew coos from the assembled crowd in his natty ensemble.
Ringwood Schools sustainability co-ordinator Gill Hickman said: “The organising team of students Nuala Brothers, Samantha Kimberley and Katy Barrett were led by science teacher Elena Fernandez Lee and pulled off a triumph.
“It showed the strength of the student Fairtrade community and a powerful partnership with the Ringwood town's Fairtrade Group.
“It was a pleasure to welcome the Mayor Cllr Steve Rippon-Swaine and his wife. Local firms set up stalls in the marketplace, the Co-operative sponsored the show, and the Friends of Ringwood Parish Church were hugely supportive as were the headteacher, staff and children of Burley School. Models showed off a variety of labels; Nomads, People Tree, Traidcraft, Koolskools and Bishopston. Many, such as Year 11 boys' shirts, were generously supplied by local firm Timber. Jon Graham's nightshirt was one of the high spots of the show.”
A Fairtrade market is also being held in the town this Saturday, to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.
The market will be held outside the Gateway, from 11am-2pm.