Local Transition Year group is looking for people to donate old crisp packets to help the homeless

A local Transition Year group is looking for people to donate old crisp packets to help the homeless.

The students from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblayney have started collecting and making bivvy bags for those who will spend winter on the streets.

The bags are made out of foil crisp bags ironed together, and then ironed onto plastic and shaped to make sleeping bags warmer and water proof.

It takes 150 bags to make one bivvy bag so they are appealing to people in the community to send in their crisp packets either with students in the school or post.

Liza Hughes is a teacher at the school and she’s been speaking about the benefits of the project for students: