Bring us your rags: Kings Langley pupils launch green project

Kings Langley School pupils make their first donations to the textile recycling bank.
Kings Langley School pupils make their first donations to the textile recycling bank.

A textiles recycling bin has arrived at Kings Langley School. The initiative is part of class 8D’s fundraising to refurbish their classroom when the new school is built. For every ton of clothing collected, the class will raise £300.

The school’s Tracey Middleton said: “The recycling bin is for the school community and also for our neighbours, it is near the school gate so anyone is welcome to use it.

“The bin will also help pupils to become more informed about recycling, how it happens and what we do with it, which they will be learning about in PSHE lessons.”

The school welcomes any clean clothing, adult and children’s clothing, paired shoes and trainers, handbags and belts, sheets, curtains and towels.

To donate, place your old clothes in a supermarket-type carrier bag with the handles tied before depositing these into the bank.

Large bin bags can block the shoot so this type of bag should be left at the school reception where it will be put into smaller bags.