Penwortham school pupils help each other - and save the planet
Kind-hearted pupils at a Penwortham School are helping save the planet - and each other.
Youngsters at Kingsfold Community Primary School have come up with a novel way of doing their bit by setting up their own recycling shop with a difference.
Pupils who have outgrown their uniforms, but the items are still in good condition, are handing them beck to the Parent-Teacher Association.
The clothes are taken home by the headteacher Kellie Tierney and other staff to be washed and ironed so they can be passed on, for a small donation, to other families.
That way, they say they are helping each other and stopping clothing going to landfill.
Parent governor and PTA member Rachel Whiley said: “ We are trying out a new ‘preloved’ uniform scheme.
“In these difficult financial times, we want to try and take some of the burden off parents who may need a little help.
“We have all been there.”
Rachel added the idea was already taking off and said: “Parents can donate any uniform that has been outgrown or is no longer needed.
“It is then taken, washed and made available to all of the Kingsfold School community for a small donation.
“This donation then goes back in to the school for class based activities for the children.
“Also with a lot of focus on environmental issues, we at Kingsfold want to do our bit by keeping clothing out of landfills. “
She added: “We have many other ideas that we are looking to implement in the future which will support the Kingsfold family and lessen our impact on the environment.”