Crisp packets, drinks cans and tyre inner tubes are not normally materials you would associate with high end fashion, but this week pupils at the senior school proved this to be wrong. Influenced by designers such as Dior, Westwood and Gaultier pupils in Years 7-9 designed and made an amazing array of creations culminating in a spectacular fashion show to raise money for charity. Years 7-8 focussed on recycled fashion and Year 9 mainly themed their creations on the Lord of the Rings and Hunger Games characters with lots of pieces using armour and 'elf style'!
Charity co-ordinator Hannah Daniels commented: "I proposed the idea to the art department after hearing about and seeing the outfits the girls were making during lessons; they deserved to be seen by a wider audience."
Thankfully art teacher Zoe Tucker was enthusiastic about the plans and local charities Save the Family and Claire House Hospice were chosen by the pupils to support. The pupils learnt many new skills such as designing, pattern cutting, manipulating materials and sewing together with all aspects of staging a show. A total of £845 was raised which will be divided between the charities.