The Clipper team was delighted to welcome pupils from the nearby St Mary’s Academy to the Clipper tea factory in Beaminster, Dorset earlier this month.

The visit provided the young students with an opportunity to learn all about Clipper’s Fairtrade work, and to find out how Clipper’s teas are sourced from the very best tea estates in Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

Clipper Tea Factory

The youngsters were given a special behind-the-scenes tour around the site, to gain an understanding of the production that lies behind each and every cup of delicious Clipper tea.

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The visit is part of an ongoing partnership between Clipper and St Mary’s Academy. Staff from the Clipper factory visited the school last month to take part in the school’s ‘Science in the World Around Us’ theme week, and Clipper also recently funded new kit for the school’s junior pupils to compete in a regional gym competition.

Joanna Bolter, HR Manager at Wessanen UK, comments:

We were delighted to welcome the students of St Mary’s Academy to the Clipper site. We’re very proud of our Dorset heritage and are passionate about supporting our local community.

The visit was a great opportunity for us to educate these young people about how a Fairtrade approach can change the world cup by cup. We look forward to developing our partnership with the school and welcoming the students back to the site soon.

Founded in Beaminster in 1984, Clipper was the UK’s first Fairtrade tea company and has a very unique story. From its Beaminster factory, the brand manufactures an extensive variety of organic and Fairtrade teas and coffees. Clipper Tea is now sold in 50 countries around the world.