Students at a school in Dorchester have been strutting their stuff in their brand new eco-uniform.

The Prince of Wales School had the first orders for its new eco-uniform, made from recycled plastic bottles, delivered to its students.

The school announced last month that it was to become one of the first schools in the country to offer a more eco-friendly school uniform as part of it’s commitment to the Plastic Free Dorchester Campaign.

Year three pupil Hugo, one of the first to wear the new eco-uniform, said: “We all think it’s brilliant. We already do lots at our school to help the environment but the uniform takes it to a whole new level."

Hugo's brother, Harlan, said: "The new uniform is really comfy and it looks great.”

The new uniform option was made possible through the school’s partnership with local supplier ‘The Embroidery Barn’ and headteacher Gary Spracklen said this has sent a strong message.

“This isn’t about just a new uniform option," he said, "this is about inspiring our children to build a brighter tomorrow.

"We’ve already had overwhelming interest from our community about our eco-work and we look forward to developing this further in the coming weeks and months.”

Rosie from The Embroidery Barn said: "The vision for my sustainable embroidery business is to support schools, businesses, clubs, individuals and anyone who cares about looking after our environment. So when I looked in to how I can contribute towards our local schools eco impact it was obvious that finding a solution to school uniform was where I should start.

"Mr. Spracklen and the children at the Prince of Wales school have so much motivation and creativity for finding ways to make a difference, it is truly eye opening and so offering an alternative to the usual uniform we provide is awesome.

"This uniform is made from recycled plastic bottles and we can be sure that the people making these garments have been treated and paid fairly. I can't wait to see where the Prince of Wales school goes on their mission to look after our corner of Dorset and reduce, reuse and recycle."