Thrift shop helps to keep the cost of uniform low at Durrington school

Parents and teachers at Durrington Junior School have come together to set up and run a uniform thrift shop to help families cope with the cost of living crisis. The shop will be open on the school site every two weeks with stock made up of lost and donated uniform that has been washed and mended, where necessary, by a team of volunteers.

“We were first approached by one of our parents, who posed the idea after talking to other mums and dads. We were more than happy to assist and get the ball rolling,” said headteacher, Karl Caslin. “The school has always tried to keep the cost of uniforms low, with only a badged jumper compulsory.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *