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Pupils in Bardwell rally round to help children on dump sites in Philippines gain education

Bardwell, Suffolk. Members of the Bardwell Primary School Eco council who've collected ring pulls and used toothpaste tubes over two years as part of their recycle initiative and to send to the Philippines to be up-cycled into jewellery and handbags. Pictured from left Jack Bareham, Jacob Jennings, Ieuan Williams, Osbourne Brunt, Charlie Trowell, Finlay Welsh, Millie Perkins and Kelly Rose. ANL-140206-114023009

Bardwell, Suffolk. Members of the Bardwell Primary School Eco council who've collected ring pulls and used toothpaste tubes over two years as part of their recycle initiative and to send to the Philippines to be up-cycled into jewellery and handbags. Pictured from left Jack Bareham, Jacob Jennings, Ieuan Williams, Osbourne Brunt, Charlie Trowell, Finlay Welsh, Millie Perkins and Kelly Rose. ANL-140206-114023009

Globally conscious youngsters at Bardwell Primary School have rallied round to help children living and working on dump sites in the Philippines gain an education.

Pupils collected thousands of ring pulls and about 150 toothpaste tubes for more than two years for the Philippine Community Fund to send to the country to be upcycled into jewellery and handbags to sell.

All money raised will provide an income for mothers living on the dump sites and allow their children to get an education.

Julia Whitelock, higher level teaching assistant and Eco Council co-ordinator, said Bardwell is a ‘small rural school yet the children’s efforts have been amazing’. She noted that one pupil said ‘even small schools can make a difference’.

 

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