During one of our Eco Group meetings it was decided that we could link two important areas together – recycling and helping the homeless. We discovered that a lady in London was recycling foil crisp packets to make into ‘Bivi bags’ – a sleeping bag. Mrs Ashcroft, Ginny and Bea, kindly offered to go along to a meeting in Bishop Auckland to learn all about the scheme and to take part in making a bivi bag. She then returned to school to feedback what she had learned to Mrs Lambard and Mrs Routledge. Now Mrs Routledge has set up a team of helpers in after-school club who clean, dry and cut the foil crisp packets that we have been collecting in school. She will then iron them together so that we can send the foil blankets off to London to be made into a bivi bag. Each bivi bags needs around 150 crisp packets!
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