The schools each chose a recycling issue, whether it be food waste, glass or textiles, and organised a kit collection day at their respective schools. The schools were invited to Kingsholm where they presented their projects to a panel of judges which included; John Broadfoot, Chief Executive, LV= SOS Kit Aid, Jill Kennedy, Programme Manager, LV= SOS Kit Aid, Katherine Cole and Hannah Gray, GCC Waste Management Dept. and Gary Little, Gloucester Rugby Community Manager.
The National Star College focused their recycling project on recycling at their college. They looked at what the college already recycles and what could be done around the college to encourage more people to recycle. Ribston Hall looked into the recycling of aluminum ring pulls across the world. The pupils investigated at how ring pulls were collected in the UK, shipped abroad and how they can be made into clothing or accessories.
Ribston Hall High School were presented with a shirt signed by the Gloucester squad and National Star College were presented with a signed and framed 2010 England shirt. Both schools also received tickets to watch the last Aviva Premiership match at Kingsholm, Gloucester v Saracens.
All the kit gathered by the schools has been collected and sent off for sorting into all different categories. The clothing items or sports equipment is then shipped off all around the world to less advantage children to give them a chance of participating in and enjoying sport.
Bryony Narbeth, Community Sales and Marketing Executive for Gloucester Rugby added, "I was delighted to get involved in this project and help recycle old and unwanted kit for less advantaged children across the world. I visited the schools during the planning of their SOS projects and have been inspired by the schools and students enthusiasm and standard of work. Both schools were winners and I would like to congratulate them for taking part.'