School Uniform Recycling Toolkit

Member organisations and services of Dungannon and Mid Ulster Locality Planning Groups (LPG’s) worked in partnership to develop a  Uniform Recycling Toolkit to support schools in running a School Uniform Recycling initiative.

The Toolkit idea grew from both LPG’s identifying poverty as a critical factor which can adversely affect families which has been further exacerbated by the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 pandemic in recent years, and it was agreed to produce a practical toolkit to support schools in the running of a School Uniform Recycling Initiative.

The Toolkit includes handy tips, suggested structures for discussion, templates to adapt and use, and links to further reading and resources, and is available for any school to use.

Schools within the Southern or Northern Areas who decide to run a School Uniform Recycling initiative are asked to make contact with:

Download School Uniform Recycling Tool Kit

Download Uniform Inventory Spreadsheet



BBC Happy Tiny Lives- Activities for 4-5 Year Olds

Are you looking for ideas to keep your child entertained this summer while also getting them ready to start school?  BBC Happy Tiny Lives has lots of developmental activities to keep the little one busy and working on their language and creativity skills at the same time.

Click the link for more ideas- Activities for 4-5 year olds – BBC Tiny Happy People

Ideas for all age groups available here: Activities for babies, toddlers and kids: Fun games to help development and bonding – BBC Tiny Happy People

Anxiety Based School Avoidance Podcast

ParentLine NI’s new podcast on Anxiety Based School Avoidance.
Listen in as Kerry chats to Elaine McCrisken from STRIVE NI and explores reasons why a child or young person may be finding it difficult to attend school. As well as discussing practical strategies for parents/carers to support children to return more willingly to the school environment.
Full episode here:

Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

Applications for Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance for the upcoming school year are now open!

Click here to apply:

Please note, as well as new applicants, parents/guardians of children who are already in receipt of Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance will need to apply again for this school year.  You will need to register an account to apply. You will then be able to log back in to check your application.

For more information, visit EA’s Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance page on their website: