Wednesday, 30 April 2014

100 bags of textiles collected for reusing and recycling

Thank you to pupils, parents and staff at Cowbridge Comprehensive School for bringing in bags of textiles to be swapped for science equipment for the school today. A total of 100 bags were brought in - which filled the collection van. A great success!

The school has joined the Science into Schools initiative which will enable the school to collect and swap unwanted textiles for fantastic new science equipment. By joining the scheme the school not only has the opportunity to teach its students about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling but also to inspire them to get interested in science and engineering with some fascinating new science equipment and resources.

The programme is delivered by EDF Energy’s education programme the Pod, Wastebuster and the British Science Association. The clothes, shoes and materials collected are either reused, with 75% of the reused clothes going to Africa, or they are recycled.

The Eco-Committee were delighted with the response and would like to run the scheme again in future. They will be looking at ways to make it easier for bags to be dropped off by parents because of the difficulty of bringing bags on the school buses. Any ideas are very welcome - please speak to members of the Eco-Committee or your form's Eco-Warrior.
You can find out more about the Science into Schools project at

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