A SCHOOL in Dorchester has been swapping their clothes for the environment.

After receiving donations all week, on the 29th of March the sixth form students at The Thomas Hardye School ran a clothes swap.

This was set up and organised by the Environmental Committee, with the hopes of raising awareness of the impacts of fast fashion and how it can negatively impact the environment.

Students brought in items to swap, rather than just throwing out old clothes and buying new ones. Donations were also made, with any proceeds going to the committee for future projects.

Becky Rowe, 17, is the Environmental Officer at Thomas Hardye Sixth Form, she said: "It was amazing. We had over 300 donations and it was nearly the whole sixth form that took part, even teachers and other members of staff joined in too.

"We ran this for the sixth form this time but we are hoping to get years nine, ten and 11 involved in our future events and then members of the public to make it a real community event.

"We are hoping to have another event later this year, maybe in the spring at Easter time or during the summer term.

"We might do something like this again or we might do a different kind of event but still based around environmental issues."