Thanks for Another Life

Two great resources about re-using and recycling clothes.

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 12

Subjects: English, Geography, PSHE

Resource Overview

These fantastic resources, exclusively provided by Bristol Textile Recyclers,will help your school or Eco-Team to plan and deliver a textile collection event to raise money for a charity/cause of your choice.  You should also try this cross curricular themed lesson, which gives letter writing an interesting twist, and provides an opportunity to learn about the issues related to re-using clothes.


Resource Assets


BTR Eco-Team Plan

Plan and deliver a textile recycling event at your school.


BTR English Lesson Plan

A letter writing activity all about clothes re-use.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Year 3 and 4 (Age 7-9)
    • Assess effectiveness, and suggest improvements, for their own and others’ writing.
    • Discuss and record ideas.
    • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Identify the audience for and purpose of writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models.
  • Name and locate counties/cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features, and land-use patterns; and understand geographical change over time.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.