Eco Schools competition with Scope.
1st April 2017
Bridport Green Fortnight – Upcycling Clothes project with Scope
This half term, as part of Bridport Green Fortnight, we have teamed up with our local SCOPE charity shop to run an ‘Upcycling Clothes competition’. The aim was to teach the children about the importance of reducing waste and reusing materials in an imaginative and creative way whilst supporting charities within our community.
Nicole Hopper at the SCOPE shop in Bridport provided us with two giant bags of green second hand clothes and challenged the children to design a new outfit using the used clothes to be displayed in the shop window during Green Fortnight. All the children in school entered from reception to year 6 and the entries were fantastic. Once a winning design had been chosen by the Eco Committee (a very hard decision), Mrs Phillips with a little help from Mrs Hunt, set to work creating the design in just three afternoons! The result was amazing and we are very proud to have Lucy’s winning design displayed alongside many other brilliant entries in the SCOPE shop window on April 1st, Green Day in Bridport.
Nicole Hopper, the SCOPE shop manager, provided the school with enough SCOPE carrier bags for one per family and she was thrilled with the number of families who donated second hand clothes to the shop on the day and also with the generosity of the PTA who contributed 32 bags of jumble left over from the PTA sale the week before.
This project was a very positive one for us and SCOPE and it was a great opportunity for the children to learn about waste and support a local charity too. This is a link that we are all keen to foster in the future.
Well done everyone.