A SCHOOL disco entirely free of single-use plastics took place at Stroud Valleys Primary School.
The glow-sticks, drinks in plastic bottles and sweets in plastic packets which had been available at previous discos were off the table.
Squash was served in compostable cups instead, while plastic sweet bags were shunned in favour of pick and mix selections in paper bags.
“The kids were really keen to promote sustainability and this felt like a no brainer,” said parent Claire Mellier-Wilson.
“It was a fun event for them and good for the planet.”
One pupil, aged 11, said: “Plastic is a very polluting material and more plastic enters our environment every year.
“I believe a change like this will encourage other schools to follow.
“The more plastic we refuse the better.
“We must stop this single use throwaway habit we have got into. The time is now.”
One parent added: “I particularly like the compostable cups and the paper bags for the sweets and not having lots of plastic glow sticks which end up being thrown away.”
The disco was organised by the Parent, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA).