Lewes Old Grammar School pupils put on the summer style

Gossipium, School Hill, Lewes,  make '500th' year' summer uniforms for Lewes Old Grammar School. ''Abigail Petit (Gossipium) and Robert Blewitt (LOGS) with kids in new uniforms
Gossipium, School Hill, Lewes, make '500th' year' summer uniforms for Lewes Old Grammar School. ''Abigail Petit (Gossipium) and Robert Blewitt (LOGS) with kids in new uniforms

GIRLS at Lewes Old Grammar School will be looking particularly smart as the warm weather approaches.

To mark the school’s 500th anniversary year, they will be wearing a specially commissioned school summer uniform.

The attractive dresses – and hats – are described as a retro design in wine vichy fabric.

They have been made by local outlet Gossypium, which opened on School Hill, Lewes, in 2000.

More than 80 dresses in various sizes were made in the shop, which specialises in organic and fair trade cotton from India, with the help of a few specialist home seamstresses.

Abi Petit, manager and co-founder of Gossypium – who has a daughter, Lucy, eight, at LOGS – said work on the project started back in January. “I’m pleased and proud with what we have achieved,” she added.

Headmaster Robert Blewitt visited the shop this week with some of his students to see the dresses – which each carry a special ‘500th’ logo.