Young footballers play fair in Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg, New Dundas Park, schools fairtrade football event
Bonnyrigg, New Dundas Park, schools fairtrade football event

Fifty local schoolchildren came together for the fairtrade football tournament recently at Bonnyrigg Rose’s New Dundas Park.

Burnbrae, Lasswade, Bonnyrigg, Hawthornden and St Mary’s Primary Schools’ P6 pupils took part in the tournament which is now in its third year, with each school taking to the field in 
shirts they designed to signify the African fairtrade 
country they were 
representing.

Organiser Jamie Dougal, a teacher at Burnbrae Primary School, said: “The premise of this was to firstly, raise awareness of fairtrade, and as part of that the pupils were representing different African countries.

“It was really successful.

“Bonnyrigg and Lasswade are fairtrade towns so this event strengthens that. It’s a really positive thing.”

Bonnyrigg, representing Cameroon, eventually ran out winners of the tournament and now hold the trophy until next year. The event was sponsored by the local Co-operative and the trophy was presented by Stephen Miller of the Co-operative.