Keiss kids’ crisp packets go to help the homeless


Keiss primary 3/4 teacher Kimberly Lewis with her class who collected 700 crisp packets for the cause.
Keiss primary 3/4 teacher Kimberly Lewis with her class who collected 700 crisp packets for the cause.

Pupils at a Caithness primary school have been crunching their way through crisps – to help out a homelessness cause.

Primary 3/4 children at Keiss Primary collected 700 empty crisp packets which will be recycled into foil blankets.

The packets, which would often go to landfill, have been sent to the Iron Man Survival Blankets organisation, which stitches the packs together to make the blankets and hands them out to people sleeping rough.

It says a packet takes 80 years to decompose but it can turn 150 packets into one blanket.

So the Keiss kids, led by teacher Kimberly Lewis, got munching and sent their empty packs to the group.

Head teacher Fraser Thomson said: “Primary 3/4 are delighted that these packets are being reused for such a good purpose, instead of going to landfill decomposing. It takes 150 packets to create one blanket and the class have managed to ensure that people without a home will not go cold this winter.

“This would have not been possible without Miss Lewis, Primary 3/4 and the school community of Keiss for supporting such an important project. This is another fine example of the amazing community spirit in the village and we are very proud.”


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