Thousands of items of school uniform have been donated to Ugandan children by pupils from Hampton High.

When the school uniform was updated, pupils decided not to let their clothes go to waste.

Last Thursday, April 19, pictures of the students sporting the uniform were sent to the school along with a thank you from the headmaster.

Julie Laws from Hampton High’s PTA said: “When our school decided to change uniform I thought it would be a great opportunity to help project Le Monde.

“There was a huge amount of uniform donated- around 50 black sacks weighing 300kg went out to Africa. Some of these children literally have no clothing.

“We are really grateful to our pupils for helping to sort and pack the items and of course all those who donated."

The school teamed up with Twickenham based education charity Project Le Monde to have items shipped to schoolchildren at Greenway High School in Uganda.

Hampton High Headteacher Rebecca Poole said: “This project represents a fantastic opportunity for our students to make a significant positive change to the lives of young people in need of support.

“The role of education goes beyond what we can teach young people in the classroom.

“This initiative has given our students the opportunity to experience first hand how important it is to become responsible global citizens who are engaged and committed to being a force for social change.”