Dingwall Academy pupils all set to spring pop-up shop surprise at school fair
PUPILS at Ross-shire’s largest secondary school have been pulling out all the stops to ensure their trailblazing pop-up shop is ready to open for business this weekend.
Dingwall Academy’s Spring Fair on Saturday is one of the school’s biggest fundraising ventures of the year and has become a firm favourite on its calendar.
It will be used to introduce a new venture which it’s hoped will be launched in a blaze(r) of glory – the “recycling” of pre-owned school uniforms which are still in good condition.
Dingwall Academy Parent Council is backing the idea to recycle and reuse school uniform in a move which could bolster its environmental credentials and save parents a packet into the bargain.
School rector Karen Cormack explained: “We are all now much more environmentally aware and trying to reduce unnecessary waste.
“The speed teenagers grow means that parents often find themselves with good quality uniform that no longer fits! Parents have been invited to donate uniform to the school.
“Pupils in our eco group then launder and fold them ready for re-sale. The clothing will be available to buy at very reasonable prices at various events throughout the year, the first being our annual Spring Fair on Saturday .
“We hope that parents and pupils will support this initiative and buy into the concept that school clothing doesn’t need to cost the earth.”
The spring fair runs from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and will feature a number of events, stalls and activities including inflatables and laser tag and home baking.