Pupils model recycling fashion

2015-09-08 06:00
Participating pupils in their creative recycled designs in an annual fashion show at the Liberty Promenade.

Participating pupils in their creative recycled designs in an annual fashion show at the Liberty Promenade.

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Pupils representing 20 Mitchell’s Plain schools showed off in a unique fashion parade on Saturday last week.

The annual environmentally friendly fashion show at the Liberty Promenade tasked pupils to design and create clothing made entirely of recycled material.

In preparation Liberty Promenade gave the pupils an opportunity to “shop” for recycled items at the centre’s appointed waste management service provider, Don’t Waste.

The pupils were responsible for designing their garments, collecting all recycled material needed and constructing the entire garment under supervision of their teachers.

The aim of the event is to raise funds for needy schools in Mitchell’s Plain and the two winning schools receive R25 000 each for improvements and refurbishments at the school.

The second purpose of the fashion show is to use the interactive experience to teach pupils about the environment and waste management. Through their interaction with Liberty Promenade’s appointed waste management company.

This year the show celebrated the love of our heritage and being proudly South African. This theme was a test for the young designers to see if they could reflect elements they believed identify, or are typical of South African culture, heritage and tradition. Pupils were also asked to share their proudly South African messages.

Competing outfits included the colours of the South African flag or a design in the style and cut of a Madiba shirt, traditional dress and more.

Three judges evaluated each garment for its design elements, construction and visual impact, as well as overall presentation by the school and how well they interpreted the theme. The public can also vote for their favourite design based on photographs taken at the event.

The top scoring primary and high schools will be announced on Tuesday 22 September.

Schools who participated include Alpine Primary, Beacon School for L.S.E.N, Caravelle Primary, Cornflower Primary, Huguenot Primary, Hyacinth Primary, Imperial Primary, Portland Primary, West End Primary, Westville Primary and Yellowwood Primary schools.

High schools that participated include Cedar High, Lentegeur High, Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills, Oval North High, Westridge High and Woodlands High.

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