Year 5 Girls Create Trash to Fashion Sensations
July 17, 2013 at 3:35 PM
In our first entry into one of Auckland’s most popular eco-art competitions, three out of our seven garments entered into the semi-finals has made it through to the finals of The Schools Trash to Fashion Awards 2013.
In the lead up to the initial semi-final competition which was held on 29 June at Green Bay High School, our Year 5 girls had been busy incorporating fashion design and the impact of recycling, sustainability and reusing resources as part of their Social Sciences curriculum.
Organized by Auckland Council in partnership by Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust, the project invites participation from all Auckland Primary, Intermediate and Secondary school students. This year’s theme was to celebrate ‘Individuality’ and the girls were part of over 400 applicants that entered garments into this year’s competition.
After planning, designing and learning many new skills and construction techniques, the girls proudly completed their creations which were entered into two of the three fantasy and organic categories ‘Out of This World’ and ‘Mahey Mahem,’ across the primary school section.
The categories’ successful outfits were ‘Biker Girl,’ ‘Techno Fly’ and ‘Dr Dragon’ which definitely had the ‘WOW’ factor and the girls were outstanding ambassadors for our school. Their stage presence and actual garments were exceptional and they can be very proud of themselves.
The Schools Trash to Fashion Awards mission is to prove that art can be a powerful, enjoyable and educational tool used to raise awareness about waste and recycling, along with creating an awareness of our environmental impact and creative and constructive ways of lessening these.
The three successful costumes will be showcased at the finals, a public event on Saturday 24 August at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.
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With thanks to Year 5 Teacher, Dee-Anne Gonzalez
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