Mayfield School’s old uniform gets a worthy new home

DONATION Mayfield School students
DONATION Mayfield School students

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ENTERPRISING students who are looking forward to a brand new uniform in September have come up with an ingenious way to put their old shirts and trousers to good use.

The year nine boys and girls at Mayfield School in North End organised a collection of items from their old uniform to donate to the Salvation Army.

Sarah Johnson, head of year nine, said: ‘I thought it was really important to mark the change of the school uniform and after discussions with my year group we decided that collecting in the old uniform and making sure that it was recycled was a good way of marking this significant event.

‘In the end we collected over 116 black sacks of uniform to be re-cycled either in Africa or to be made into mattresses.’

Headteacher David Jeapes added: ‘I am very pleased that our old uniform will not go to waste.’