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’.