Pass it on Week-Jedburgh School Equipment & Furniture available!

pass it onJedburgh schools furniture and equipment reuse offer as Council supports Pass it on Week

Hundreds of pieces of furniture and equipment from schools in Jedburgh are being made available for re-use, as part of the national Pass it on Week campaign.

With children set to move to the new Jedburgh Grammar Campus next month, a variety of items from the current Grammar School and Jedburgh Primary will soon be surplus to requirements at the new community facility.sbc logo

Instead of the furniture and equipment being thrown out and increasing the local carbon footprint, both schools and Scottish Borders Council are offering the items up to community groups and members of the public. 

Items on offer include chairs and desks of various sizes and type, lockers, cabinets, noticeboards, shelfing, plastic trays, tall stools, drawer units, benches, woodwork machinery and PE equipment.

Anyone interested in picking up any items are asked to complete a very short note of interest form by Thursday 19 March at www.scotborders.gov.uk/PassItOnWeek

After schools in the Scottish Borders have identified any items they would like, local community groups followed by members of the public will be able to view the furniture and equipment.

'Select and Collect' days will then be held for these groups and individuals to pick up the items they wish to reuse. Transport is not available for any items being collected.

The timetable is:

Viewing days

Group

Venue

Day and time

Jedburgh community groups

Jedburgh Grammar

Saturday 21 March, 9am to 12noon

Borders-wide groups and members of the public

Jedburgh Grammar

Saturday 28 March, 9am to 12noon

All groups and members of the public

Jedburgh Primary (formerly Howdenburn)

Friday 20 March, 2pm to 4pm

Select and Collect days

All groups

Jedburgh Grammar and Jedburgh Primary (formerly Howdenburn)

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April, 9am to 4pm both days

Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use - whether it's swapping, donating, sharing or repairing to help make things last. This year it runs from 7 to 15 March, with more details at www.passitonweek.com.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Chair of the new Sustainable Development Committee, said: "Pass it on Week is dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activity of all shapes and sizes, including swapping, repairing, upcycling or buying second hand.

"Through offering furniture from the Grammar School and Howdenburn Primary, we are contributing to the circular economy, which is vital to reducing our carbon footprint and emissions.

"We hope as many of these items of furniture can be reused in whatever way possible and would encourage Borderers to get involved in Pass it on Week to help save themselves money and the environment."

Councillor Gordon Edgar, SBC's Energy Efficiency Champion, added: "We all need to think more about the circular economy and conserving existing resources is one of the easiest ways to make a difference.

"This is a great initiative with the items on offer from Jedburgh Grammar and Primary schools ideal for reusing in various ways."

Jedburgh Grammar Campus is set to open this spring and will offer significant educational and wellbeing benefits for children, young people, families and the wider community in one location.

Facilities include modern classrooms, rural skills area, flexible hall space that can be used for multiple activities such as community events, sport, dance or drama classes, as well as a café.

Sport facilities will be amongst the best in the Borders, including a multi-use games area, 2G hockey pitch, 3G sports pitch, 100m synthetic running track, 300m grass track and gym.

All of these facilities will be available to the community to use, with partners Live Borders managing community access.

SBC will operate the public library and contact centre which will be housed in the Campus.

Councillor Carol Hamilton, SBC's Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: "Jedburgh Grammar currently has an eco-committee who are doing some great work in the school, such as the creation of a re-use station for pupils and staff to donate items they no longer need but do not want to throw out.

"We hope as many community groups and members of the public will take the opportunity to collect an item they might need from the two schools.

"We are all looking forward to the opening of the new Jedburgh Grammar Campus and the various new, modern facilities it will offer the community in one location."

Latest information on Jedburgh Grammar Campus is available at www.scotborders.gov.uk/jedburghcampus.

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