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Children show why they love local market

Published Wednesday 20 June 2018

School pupils have been having fun learning about their local market – and have been busy creating some artwork about it.

The event was celebrating the Love Your Local Market campaign and children from Meadowdale School in Market Harborough were treated to a talk by the Harborough Market manager about the history of the market and enjoyed seeing old photographs.

Cllr Bannister and Sairah Butt at Meadowdale school

They also had a tour of the market, met the traders and had a go pitching on the fruit and veg stall where they picked up some items to make a fruit salad at the school.

Councillor Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council which owns Harborough Market, presented prizes for the best artwork based on the theme of ‘Why I love my Local market’.

All of the artwork is on display at the market, and forms part of a larger classroom project for the children.

Cllr Bannister said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm of the children who were every interested in the market and how it is run. Their artwork was very impressive and it was a pleasure to be able to present prizes.”

Love Your Local Market is an annual campaign which encourages people across the country to support and use their local market.

As well as Harborough Market, Lutterworth also has a weekly market in its town square.

Meadowdale pupils at market fruit and veg stall