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16th December 21
On Wednesday 1st December 2021, The Gower School’s Eco-Committee held an eco-friendly Christmas Jumper Swap. This exciting affair, which spread both Christmas cheer and environmental awareness, was organised entirely by the children on the committee.
Children were asked to donate a pre-owned Christmas jumper in the weeks leading up to December. The Committee then organized tables full of jumpers in the school courtyard, where children could then pick out their very own ‘brand new’ upcycled jumper. The event spread awareness to the prevalence of ‘fast fashion’ around Christmas – where garments are worn only a few times before being discarded.
The Eco-Committee frequently shares awareness of their eco-friendly goals. Earlier in the term, the children presented an array of special tips about how to have a sustainable Christmas. From describing ways to reduce the environmental impact of your Christmas meal, to ideas for hand-crafting eco-friendly presents for friends and family, they shared many wonderful ideas to make this Christmas ‘green’.
The Eco-Committee’s hard work has certainly paid off. Children showed great enthusiasm towards the event, and the committee collected many jumper donations. Even better, the swap raised £28 in aid of Save the Children. Well done to the children on the Eco-Committee for organising such an environmentally-conscious event.
Through encouraging charitable and environmentally-minded activities throughout term, The Gower School hopes to impress the importance of philanthropy and humanitarianism to children. TGS is enormously proud of our collective efforts and encourages children to wear their sustainable Christmas jumpers throughout December!
Photos from the Eco-Committee’s Christmas Jumper Swap can be found on our Facebook page.