Salvation Army Trading Company launch at All Saints Primary (from left) Cameron D'Cruze, Ruby Barnaby, recycling coordinator Paul Ozanne, Megan Lyth, Daniel Lee and regional manager Julian Sharpe. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
ALL Saints Primary School, Freshwater, has become the first school on the Isle of Wight to get its own recycling bin from the Salvation Army.
The recycling bin encourages youngsters and their families to take along their unwanted clothes so they can raise money for the charity and the school at the same time — as well as cutting down the amount of clothing currently dumped in landfill.
Last Thursday, the Salvation Army came to the school to give them a talk about the benefits of recycling and protecting the environment, backed by cartoon character, 'Recycle Michael’.
The school has had its clothing recycling bin in place since just before half-term.
Teaching assistant at All Saints Nicola Sampson said: "It is a great way to earn for the school and raise money for charity."