Friday, 19 August 2022

Students collect old clothes and shoes for the needy

YEAR seven students at Icknield Community College in Watlington have recycled more than 125 kilos of clothes and shoes in three months.

The school was the first in Oxfordshire to join the Salvation Army’s Recycle with Michael campaign.

Students were encouraged to use a clothing bank in the school car park as well as collecting items in polythene bags. Items collected will be re-used or recycled, with some being sold in charity shops and others going directly to people in need across the country.

The proceeds will be divided between the school and the charity.

Harrison Wraight, 12, won the school’s competition to donate the most after collecting 30.04 kilos. “I just looked around my house for things that were old and unused, like baby things for me and my brother,” he said. Teaching assistant Sue Wilkins was the highest-donating teacher with 14.04 kilos.

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