Dover College is delighted to have been named the winner of the The Salvation Army’s county-wide competition, Recycle with Michael. The initiative encourages recycling in schools diverting thousands of tonnes of textiles away from landfill.
Over 50 schools in Kent took part in the initiative, donating a massive 15.45 tonnes of unwanted clothes and shoes. Dover College contributed 0.41 tonnes, the largest donation of goods from any school that took part across Kent, calculated as the highest ratio of weight to pupils.
On Monday 29th April Dover College was thrilled to welcome the scheme’s mascot Michael who met with pupils and staff from the Junior School before presenting the Headmaster, Mr Gareth Doodes with a trophy and certificate. Mr Doodes added “Dover College is commited to a wide programme of recycling across the school and this award gives our youngest pupils the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and enthusiasm for the initiative. We look forward to collecting further bags this term helping give all those unwanted clothes a new home”
Dover College highly recommends that other schools get involved with this fabulous initiative. For more information, visit https://recyclewithmichael.co.uk/.