ECO-friendly King’s Ely Junior pupils have delivered their beautiful ‘morsbags’ to Ely’s Oliver Cromwell’s House.
Some of our Year 7 students have been making the morsbags during their Tuesday activity sessions and as part of their Eco-Award in school.
Thanks to a haul of wonderful fabric donations from parents and staff, pupils were able to make 20 morsbags in total, which have now been delivered to Visit Ely at Oliver Cromwell’s House for the ‘Ely Borrow Bag’ campaign.
Ely city centre is on a mission to become free of plastic bags. Visit Ely has joined the national Morsbags initiative and created Ely Borrow Bags to encourage local shops and businesses to offer customers strong reusable, original, recycled and washable bags that will last for years, reducing the use of plastic bags. It is a community-based scheme and volunteers are invited to join in whether by making and distributing the bags, donating fabric or helping to spread the word.
Anna Bennett, Ely’s Tourism and Town Centre Manager, said: “Visit Ely would like to say a big thank you to King’s Ely Junior students for presenting us with these truly beautiful Ely Borrow Bags! This incredible town centre initiative, created by Sew much to do, has really taken off since the launch a year ago!
“Here at Oliver Cromwell’s House we have templates and labels should you wish to contribute by making some – it really is a great way to reduce the use of plastic bags in our city centre.”
To find out more about Ely Borrow Bag and how you can support the scheme, pop into Oliver Cromwell’s House in St Mary’s Street, Ely, or visit: https://bit.ly/2SJZaJ1