Linwood School collected the most unwanted textiles out of 12 schools taking part in the first round of the Green Goals Rags to Riches recycling competition.
Assistant head for Linwood School, Sue Bridle said: ‘We work with the children to explain to them why we should help another people. It’s important for everyone to understand that they have to help other people and support others that may be in difficulty.”
Linwood School has been recycling regularly for the last five years.
In this contest, there will be two more collection rounds taking place, one just before Easter and one during the summer.
Pupils together with staff, parents and members of the community are currently gathering textiles for the next collection.
Items collected can include: clothes, shoes, bed-linen, curtains and towels.
The school who wins the competition will be awarded a prize of £1000.
Other schools taking part in the contest are: St Luke’s Primary, Queen’s Park Infants, Queen’s Park Juniors, Elmrise Primary, St Mark’s Primary, Kingsleigh Primary, Bournemouth School, Pokesdown Primary, Stourfield Junior, Avonbourne and Bethany Junior. So far three tonnes of unwanted textiles have been collected by all of the schools involved.
Green Goals Project was created by Bournemouth Street Services and AFC Bournemouth in August 2009. Its aim is to encourage environmental plans and ecological community benefits in the area.
Partners in this project include: W&S Recycling, J&G Environmental, Castlepoint Shopping Park,New Earth Solutions, New Milton Sand & Ballast, Eco-Sustainable Solutions Focal, Focal Point and Green House Hotel.
Picture by Richard Dorrell