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Dorchester school leads the way in eco-friendly uniform

Eco-School Uniform

Published at 8:58am 6th May 2019.

The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester has become one of the first schools in the country to offer a more eco-friendly school uniform as part of it’s commitment to the Plastic Free Dorchester Campaign.  

The uniform is inspired by the school’s Green Flag Eco-School status and is made in part from from recycled plastic bottles.

Headteacher Mr. Gary Spracklen said: "The Eco-Schools programme guides schools along a pathway of sustainable improvements, helping them to enhance the school surroundings, save money and reduce their impact on the environment.

"The work is led by pupil action teams who co-ordinate eco-projects around the school. It’s a chance for pupils to not only learn about and take action on today’s environmental challenges but also to practise leadership skills like teamwork and public speaking, and help build a thriving school community."

Mr. Spracklen believes the new uniform option made possible through the school’s partnership with local supplier ‘The Embroidery Barn’ sends a strong message: “This isn’t about just a new uniform option, this is about inspiring our children to build a brighter tomorrow. We’ve already had overwhelming interest from our community about our eco-work and we look forward to developing this further in the coming weeks and months.”

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Rosie from The Embroidery Barn said: "Mr. Spracklen and the children at the Prince of Wales school have so much motivation and creativity for finding ways to make a difference, it is truly eye-opening.

"The uniform is made from recycled plastic bottles and we can be sure that the people making these garments have been treated and paid fairly. I can't wait to see where the Prince of Wales school goes next on their mission to look after our corner of Dorset."

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