Jun 26 2008 By Ross Parr
FAIR TRADE minded pupils at Williamwood High School in Clarkston have it in the bag as far as going green and raising cash for a good cause is concerned.
The pupil council in the school organised a fair trade group and have purchased 1000 fabric shopping bags to help rid schools and the community of plastic bags.
And the £1.50 raised from each bag, bought in through Fair Trade rules to benefit the makers, is donated to Mary's Meals, the charity which helps give food to children in third world nations.
Head teacher, John Fitzpatrick said: "Not only are our pupils helping the local environment by encouraging pupils and parents to ditch plastic bags but the money raised is going where it will do most good."
East Renfrewshire education convener, Alan Lafferty, added: "The youngsters have it in the bag with this idea."