It is an economical way for new parents to purchase uniform and, in this day of fast fashion, is also an environmentally friendly way of ensuring the old uniform doesn't just go in the bin!
As you might imagine as the school makes adjustments to its uniform list, it can mean King's Klobber is left with many items of school clothing that can no longer be resold. Not wanting to just throw that uniform away, the industrious parents have been working together to help reuse the uniform in a better way.
Mrs Helen Richardson, a parent of two former pupils, spends some time in Uganda each year helping out and she has linked up with Mrs Phillippa Dancey, current manager of King's Klobber, to take out old King's uniform to help cloth children in need. She sent photos of her most recent visit and the following message:
"The polo shirts have been handed out according to need amongst the village children so when I was working in The Bridge (which is the intense coaching centre attached to the school to bring younger children up to the basic standard required by the senior school), it was great to see this little girl roll in wearing a King's shirt.
"The second picture is Matron Sarah. She is the Matron of the little Disabled school in the village. She is a wonderfully warm lady with a real heart for the children. Apparently when the shirts were handed out she was desperate to have one. She has very little money and lives in one tiny room the size of a cupboard in the Disabled School."
For more information about the King's School, Gloucester, or to arrange a tour please contact the Registrar, Sharon Bird, on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01452337337 alternatively visit www.thekingsschool.co.uk.
Come and discover what could be waiting for your child at the King's Junior School's next Open Morning on Thursday 15th May, 9.30am - 12pm. For further information and to register go to www.thekingsschool.co.uk/openmorning.