Welwyn Garden City pupils’ money-saving idea

BRAINY boys and girls at a WGC school have come up with a way to save their parents cash on uniforms.

Parents of children at Springmead Primary School, in Hillyfields, now have the option of buying iron-on school badges to append to cheaper supermarket jumpers.

Kids on the school council wanted to help their parents save money and decided to introduce the iron-on badges – saving up to 50 per cent on uniform costs.

Youngster Ziggy Lyall said: “It seemed a sensible thing to do. The supermarket jumpers are a lot cheaper but we wanted to keep our uniform different from other schools and make sure all children look exactly the same too.”

The council members, with the assistance of teacher Sharon Church, came up with a design and then asked school administrator Diane Cooper to find a supplier who could provide an emblem that looked right and at the right price.

Springmead’s headteacher Judith Sumner said, “We are very conscious that many families are on a tight budget and we’re also very proud of the way in which the children have gone about making a positive and very practical contribution to the life of the school.”