South Korean Students of Fairtrade come to Garstang
Garstang has attracted visitors from afar again this summer, thanks to its status as the world’s first Fairtrade town. Three second year students from Pukyong National University, South Korea, have been here to research international relations and Garstang’s place in history as the world’s first Fairtrade town. Yeseul Jung, Sunmi Kim and Eunji Park travelled half way round the world to see Garstang for themselves, after seeing our town feature on television in their home country.
They were funded by their University after submitting presentations on what they hoped to learn while visiting Garstang and other UK destinations.
They were given a tour of the town by Fiona and Pip Riley on Monday 11th July, including visits to various retailers and Fairtrade outlets, including supermarkets and small shops. They were particularly fascinated by the riverside walk and the ducks! The day ended with a visit to the Bellflower for a meal and a glass of Fairtrade wine. The three students met Bruce Crowther, Fairtrade Towns Co-ordinator, who gave them encouragement and advice, while explaining how international links have proved fruitful for the Fairtrade Towns network.
Yeseul, Sunmi and Eunji visited St Thomas’ CE Primary School on Tuesday 12th July, where Bruce Crowther brought the Chocolate Workshop to children in Year six.
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