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Feast of football

Year 10 geography students at John of Gaunt school in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, are the winners of this week's fair-trade chocolate and football. They were so inspired by Farm Aid's "goat project" that they decided to see how many animals they could buy. They organised a "clear out your coppers" campaign and scooped enough from staff and pupils to buy 18 goats (they cost pound;24 each) for communities in the developing world.

Their teacher, Kim Skeplorn, is "really proud" of them and particularly impressed that they intend to repeat the exercise at the end of every term between now and when they leave Year 11. "We think we'll go for chickens at Easter," she says.

Does your class deserve a fair trade treat? If so, email friday@tes.co. uk to tell us why, and they could receive a box of Dubble bars and a Fair Deal football. The chocolate comes from a Ghanaian collective and the football is hand-stitched by adults in Pakistan, helping to end the widespread abuse of child labour. Mark your message Dubblefootball offer. For information on fair trade go to: www.dubble.co.uk; www.fairdealtrading.co.uk.

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