Dorchester school leads the way in eco-friendly uniform

Dorchester school leads the way in eco-friendly uniform

Published by Carl Ashwin at 8:58am 6th May 2019.

The Prince of Wales school's new uniform is made from plastic bottles.

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."