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Freddy Fyffes to Provide Educational
Resource for Seafarers Awareness Week

Freddy Fyffes, the sea-traveling banana.

March 20, 2017

In a run-up to Seafarers Awareness Week June 24 to 30, primary school children in the U.K. will be learning that bananas are only available thanks to ships and seafarers. Seafarers UK has partnered with fruit importer Fyffes to provide this educational resource for 24,000 schools.

“The Journey of the Banana” materials show how the cartoon character Freddy Fyffes travels by ship from a farm faraway to U.K. greengrocers and supermarkets. On his trip, Freddy meets a ship’s master, chief engineer and deckhand. The story is intended to encourage children and their parents and teachers to think about the maritime world and how 95 percent of U.K. imports come by sea.

Children are also being encouraged to dress up in nautically inspired costumes during Seafarers Awareness Week, with photos entered into a draw to win cash prizes and a shipment of free bananas.

For more information on the Seafarers Awareness Week schools campaign visit www.seafarersweek.uk/schools.

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