Banham Primary School takes part in recycling initiative, donating unwanted clothing to The Salvation Army
Primary school pupils took part in a county-wide competition to encourage recycling – and collectively donated almost one-and-a-half tonnes of unwanted clothes.
Banham Primary School was one of 10 Norfolk schools to participate in The Salvation Army’s Recycle with Michael initiative, helping to divert thousands of tonnes of textiles away from landfill.
Organised by the Friends of Banham Primary School, more than 30 bags were collected by 87 families.
The money raised from the sale of the donations is split equally between The Salvation Army and the school.
“The children were very proud to be helping the charity,” said deputy headteacher Natasha Clarke.
“We talked to them about what the Salvation Army does and that some people are less fortunate than us.”
Designed specifically for primary school aged children, the programme is a way for schools to generate much-needed funds as well as supporting The Salvation Army’s work in helping vulnerable people from all walks of life in communities across the UK.
Across Norfolk, 1,836 pupils took part in the Recycle with Michael scheme, with Weasenham Primary Academy in King’s Lynn crowned the overall winner.
“We would like to thank Friends of Banham Primary School for their continued support in helping to raise money for the school,” said Mrs Clarke.
Banham Primary School supports a different charity each year.
This year, it is looking at how to reduce plastic waste and has organised a series of non-uniform days to raise money for charity Plastic Oceans.