ASHDOWN School in Poole is taking its recycling responsibilities very seriously – pupils are being recycled into staff.

Head of art Graham Haslett, PE technician Kelly Hordle and teaching assistants Katie Belbin and David Dummakin are all former pupils of the Canford Heath school.

“Ashdown really does know how to recycle and is proud to think that former pupils would desire to not only come back and work but put back into the community what they were once privileged to have – a good education,” said a spokesman.