22 Jun School children across Essex raise over £3,700 by donating old clothes for recycling
School children across Essex have raised over £3,700 for their schools by donating over nine tonnes of old clothes to be recycled.
The competition, run by Bag2School in partnership with Recycle for Essex, saw 37 schools take part with the winning school, Rickling C of E Primary School collecting the equivalent of 2.57 kg of clothes per pupil.
To celebrate this big achievement, the school has won a free upcycling session run by local artist Connie Flynn. During the session pupils from learned how old fabric and clothing could be used to make new items. After taking some time to look at examples of upcycled fabric put together by Connie, the pupils had a go at using cut up old clothes to put together their own patchwork artwork.
To find out more visit recycleforessex.com