PEOPLE in Holmbridge went bananas yesterday.
Hundreds of children and adults got together to take part in a massive banana eating world record attempt.
The event was part of Fairtrade Fortnight – aimed at supporting farmers in developing countries.
Pupils at Holme Junior and Infant School and Hinchliffe Mill Junior and Infant School took part in the contest.
They were joined at the event at St David’s Church by other pupils and parents on their way home, as well as curious passers- by.
St David’s assistant priest Geoffrey Bamford even joined in the fun.
He said: “It was a banana eating challenge and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
“There were hundreds of people there taking part. My guess would be that there were as many as 250 people which was incredible to see.
“All the children seemed to be enjoying themselves.
“The atmosphere down there was lovely, there were so many people they spilled into the church.”
The event was part of the Fairtrade Fortnight ‘Go bananas for Fairtrade’ event.
Participants only had to eat one banana to take part and they were among more than 340,000 people throughout the UK who had signed up to take part in the attempt.
Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual event aimed at encouraging better prices and working conditions for food producers and farmers in the developing world.
Globally, consumers worldwide spent £1.6bn on Fairtrade certified products in 2007 – up 47% on the previous year and directly benefiting over seven million people – farmers, workers and their families in 58 developing countries.