Having fun while helping environment

Taieri College pupil Made Newson (front) poses in a wedding dress outside op shop Shop on Carroll...
Taieri College pupil Made Newson (front) poses in a wedding dress outside op shop Shop on Carroll. Behind her are her schoolmates and Trinity Catholic College pupils (back row standing, from left) Blake Mackie, Kiera Wallace, Grace Morrison, Theodora Clarke-Wallace and Brianna Westgate and (seated row, from left) Sophie Fischer, Niamh Clark, Joseph Brennan and Evie Dummer. Photo: Peter McIntosh
Dressing up in fancy clothes is just one of the perks of volunteering at an op shop.

Senior pupils from Trinity Catholic College and Taieri College spent the morning helping unpack donations at Shop on Carroll as part of an Enviroschools hui yesterday.

The secondary schools hui "YOUR VOICE!" focused on turning environmental ideas into action in schools and wider communities.

Pupils spent part of their day volunteering for local community groups including Trade Aid, Yours Cafe and Stitch Kitchen before networking with each other and hearing from inspirational environmental action experts.

Trinity environment prefect Joseph Brennan said it was great volunteering at Shop on Carroll because recycling clothes was environmentally friendly, and ensured they did not get wasted.

After helping out at the shop, the pupils put some outfits together and dressed up.

Joseph’s favourite colour was green, and he found a swanky green jacket and trousers to match his green socks and green Birkenstock sandals.

Shop on Carroll co-retail manger Cristin Waite said it was a great opportunity for the pupils to understand the magnitude of an organisation like the shop.

The pupils helped the shop set up for its vintage and retro month.