The BVIS Upcycle Project Story
Anyone who has visited the Principal’s Office would have noticed the 3 adorable chickens upcycled from BIS HCMC’s uniforms on his desk. Being involved in the similar project previously in BIS HCMC, Mr Simon Higham, our Principal at BVIS HCMC is happy to share about why BVIS developed and launched the Upcycle Project.
Firstly, we are all familiar with our children in beautiful uniforms every day, which helps them to show respect and pride in themselves as well as giving them a positive identity within the wider community. The change in school branding lead to a number of BVIS uniforms becoming redundant and unused in school stock. Students quickly grow out of their current uniform and this has posed an important issue to both parents and school: where can we take this old uniform and what can we do with it once it has been collected?
BVIS is well known for our great care and actions towards the environment so we wanted something to be done. Therefore, we are delighted to introduce the brand new BVIS Upcycle Project to both help parents across our community and create a project that helps teach our children about the concept of upcycling – making something from a product that is even better the second time around! It is also a great project for parents to get involved in and we would welcome any volunteers who want to be part of it”
About the BVIS Upcycle Project
The BVIS Upcycle Project decided to use school’s old uniforms to create small, creative, and lovely pieces such as cup holders, head bandanas, face masks and bags. This allowed close collaboration among those within our school community, including the leadership and admin teams to generate initial ideas and organising production. Furthermore, our Community Service Coordinators and student leaders are now overseeing the promotion and selling of these upcycled items during lunchtimes and after schools.