YOUNGSTERS in Dalgety Bay showed off their Fairtrade knowledge for a special essay competition.

Primary 7 pupils from Dalgety Bay and Donibristle primary schools took part in the contest, organised by the town's fairtrade group.

They were tasked with writing on the subject of 'Why Fairtrade is important'.

Dalgety Bay Fairtrade Group secretary Robin Arnott said more than 90 children took part.

He added: “The standard of entries was very high and provides some hope for the future as young people embrace the concepts and philosophy of Fairtrade.

"Congratulations to all the pupils who took part.”

The winning entries highlighted the benefits that buying Fairtrade products has on the lives of local farming communities, resulting in schools and health facilities being built and enabling them to have access to clean water.

Dalgety Bay Primary's winner was Maya Hynes while Brodie Simon and Ava Sharpe were runners-up. At Donibristle Primary, the winning entry was written by Erin Baker and the runners-up were Mirren MacKean and Emily Vernon.