Fashion from rubbish

SCHOOLCHILDREN organised a rubbish fashion show. But that was how it was meant to be for the event at St Vincent de Paul primary school in Stevenage. The school organised a recycled fashion show – showing clothes made from bottles and cans, scrap paper a

SCHOOLCHILDREN organised a rubbish fashion show.

But that was how it was meant to be for the event at St Vincent de Paul primary school in Stevenage.

The school organised a recycled fashion show - showing clothes made from bottles and cans, scrap paper and cardboard.

This is another example of the work Stevenage schools are doing to achieve their Eco Schools status.


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St Vincent has earned their Eco Schools bronze award and is now on its way to getting the silver award.

Fifty children strutted their stuff down the catwalk in front of a panel of judges headed by the mayor of Stevenage, Brian Underwood.

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Awards were presented and among the winners were Mrs Loom's Year 4 class, who won a day trip funded by the Mayor's Charity.

The judges were particularly impressed with their inventive use of carrier bags and old CDs.

Cllr Underwood said: "They should be commended for their ingenuity and imagination. It's a brilliant way to get young people thinking about environmental issues like recycling.

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