Ethical trading was the dish of the day at Whole Foods (Cheltenham), when Balcarras School pupils visited the luxury supermarket. The trip was organized by Symon Hindmarch-Bye, a former Science teacher, who is now a director at In2Print, which sponsors schools visits. ‘The idea of the morning cook off was to teach the children about how air miles work and where the food they eat comes from.’ He said, ‘It used to irritate me that children didn’t have the opportunity to go out and see how a business works and what it is all about.’ ‘I  approached Whole Foods to ask them about taking part in a cook off event to teach the children about ethical trading.’ ‘A lot of kids don’t know what they are eating and where it comes from. It was about making it fun and the children really loved it.’

First appeared in the Gloucestershire Echo 16.11.13