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Recycled clothes help raise money for new bins

Recycled clothes help raise money for new bins

Simon Meechan

Recycled clothes help raise money for new bins

Money to buy new bins was raised when pupils at Alexander First School hit the catwalk on Friday, September 20.

The fashion show was the brainchild of children from the Eco Group at the school in Kenneally, Oakley Green.

The group wrote in an action plan that it wants more bins, to reduce litter and improve the school's sustainability.

Foundation stage leader Melanie Keizer said: "The children wanted the whole of the school to be involved so decided to have a fashion show where they could bring in different types of old clothes and up-cycle them to create new pieces."

Reception pupils made a dress from a pillow case, year one turned old hats into new ones, year two customised old t-shirts into fresh designs, year three turned t-shirts into waistcoats, and year four cut up old t-shirts and sewed them into bags.

Each class showed off their creations to parents at the fashion show.

The amount raised has not yet been confirmed.

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