More than 100 pancakes sold in support of third world farmers.

Pupils, teachers and parents at Orchard Vale Community School have been doing their bit to support farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin and Central America.

The Barnstaple primary school sold more than 100 pancakes as part of Fair Trade Fortnight, which ran from February 29 until March 13.

The national two-week event is held to help ensure farmers who grow everyday food such as coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas earn a sustainable income.

Pancakes sold at the school’s Coffee Cabin community café were made with Fair Trade ingredients donated by Co-operative Food Store in Braunton Road.

Café manager Debbie Hyde said: “We used Fair Trade bananas, ethically-sourced sugar and chocolate sauce made with Fair Trade chocolate.

“We sold over 100 pancakes to the families of Orchard Vale School and helped raise awareness of Fair Trade products.”

The school is offering free use of the Coffee Cabin to local community groups during the day. For more information, click here.