School Uniform – We’re staying green!

Did you know….?  

Reusing and recycling school uniforms could help prevent hundreds of tonnes of plastic going to landfill, according to a new survey. 

It found that up to 1.4 million school uniforms, many of which could be reused, are thrown away every year. And because many of the garments contain high levels of polyester, that equates to around 350 tonnes of plastic. 

Lars Andersen, managing director at My Nametags, which commissioned the survey of 2,000 parents, said: “Typically polyester or acrylic are materials that are 100% plastic. 

“So if you take a normal school uniform shirt, it has around two-thirds polyester and one-third cotton – that’s two-thirds made entirely out of plastic.” 

The research suggests many school uniforms which are still in good condition are thrown away when the child outgrows them. 

Last year we held a very successful ‘Uniform Hand Me Down’ shop where we invited families to donate good quality, used uniforms which were then passed on to other families.  

Not only does this help the planet, it also helps your purse- something we all need as the cost of living increases!  

If you would like to make a uniform donation, please do so before Friday 8th July.  

If you would like to request uniform, please use the link below to fill in the request form.  

We will then endeavour to send the uniforms home in the final week of term if we have them ‘in stock’.  

There is no charge for the uniforms- we are on a mission to be a Carbon Neutral School by 2030 and this project is one of the steps that we are taking to do so. 

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