SCHOOL uniforms at Barry’s newly transformed secondary schools, due to open in September, will be eco-friendly having been made from recycled plastic.

Ruckley’s in Holton Road, Barry, has won the tender to supply the clothing which pupils attending Pencoedtre High School, formerly all-girl Bryn Hafren, and Whitmore High School, formerly all-boy, Barry Comprehensive will be wearing next year.

And the polyester uniforms are eco-friendly with supplier David Luke using plastic bottles to produce at the same cost involved as the usual material.

Pencoedtre High pupils will sport a compulsory black blazer with school logo and clip-on black and gold tie with the black jumper, complete with a gold stripe, optional.

Whitmore High pupils are required to wear a compulsory black blazer, with logo, with a tie of a colour yet to be finalised.

An optional royal blue v-neck jumper can also be worn.

Mrs Ruckley said: “The uniforms are 100 per cent recycled.

“Plastic use is current now and we are going down that eco road.

“It’s a positive if you can provide a really good quality blazer at a great price.

Families measuring their pupils up in store and ordering before the end of June can be entered into a competition with the prize being the cost of their child’s school clothing kit.

Mrs Ruckley, who attended Bryn Hafren, said: “I want to give something back to the community as well.

“Families of the children going up to High School now, bought their prams from me 12 years ago.

“I’m excited to be providing the uniforms in the schools’ transition.

“It’s an absolute privilege.”

Customer Sarah Jones, whose son Caiden Llewellyn will attend Pencoedtre High, said: “These look really smart.”

Blazers range from £26.99 to £30, jumpers around £13, and ties £5.99 and a payment plan is available.

Welsh Government grant details are not yet available.

Ruckley’s is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday, 11am to 3pm.