Has your child outgrown their uniform for Honiton Community College? Don’t throw it away – swap it.
The school’s pastoral team is setting up a uniform swap shop.
This means you can exchange clothes that are too small for items that fit.
In a letter to parents, the college says: “The pastoral team would like to set up a uniform swapping shop. Students who have outgrown their uniform and which is still in a good condition and clean can bring it into college and swap it.
“To start this, we need some uniforms!”
The college has issued an appeal to parents with students due to leave Year 11.
It is seeking good quality blazers, ties, shirts, trousers, shoes and PE kits.
All parents are asked to consider donating items of uniform unlikely to be worn after the approaching school summer holiday.
To facilitate the swap shop, the school is also looking for a donation of a clothes rail.·
If you can help, contact the school.
The initiative will save parents money and support the environment. It is poised to start in September if it receives enough support.
Every year in the UK an estimated £140m worth of clothes is sent to landfill.