LEFTOVER materials are being put to good use by a Haworth company.

Wyedean, which specialises in the manufacture of military uniforms and ceremonial accoutrements, donates recyclable items to schools.

And its latest contribution has been used to create totem poles at Stanbury Village School.

Wyedean managing director, Robin Wright, says: "Our products are rich in tradition, history and heritage so it’s right and fitting that any waste items continue their useful life by bringing pleasure and excitement to local children and inspiring creativity.

"We donate our textile waste to around ten schools each year. It’s just one of the ways we aim to give back to our community."

Stanbury pupils got creative as part of the school's Art Week.

Foundation stage teacher, Emma Dowson, says: "For two days we had pupils and their families in school creating and assembling totem poles – an activity made possible thanks to the donation of cardboard tubes, cones, poles, ribbons and webbing from Wyedean.

"Budgets are stretched in all schools and what funds we do have are prioritised for key areas of teaching. So when we receive fantastic donations like these vibrant and varied materials from Wyedean, it really brings our activities to life."