CHILDREN have donated their old school uniforms to help needy nursery children in Africa.
Pupils from Newcastle Church High School, in Newcastle, decided to hand over their old uniforms to a school in Gambia after the introduction of a new uniform this year.
Teachers, parents and pupils from the school in Jesmond were keen to find a new home for the old uniforms and pupils, aged between four and seven, at Holy Cross Nursery School, in Tranquil, Gambia, were in desperate need of school clothes.
Year two teacher at Church High Susan Drought heard about the charity through a family member and suggested the school lend a hand.
She said: “Pupils, teachers and parents at Church High have all been extremely supportive of this wonderful cause, bringing in all of the girls’ old uniforms to send over to Africa.
“We didn’t want any of the old uniforms to go to waste, and when this opportunity arose we knew it would be the perfect solution, helping children and tying in with our green ethos to keep the fabric in use and out of landfill.
“Providing the youngsters from Holy Cross Nursery in The Gambia with these uniforms will greatly benefit their learning experience, developing their self-awareness and the feeling of belonging that comes from wearing the same uniform as your peer group.”