Rubbish fashion at Conifers School, Easebourne

When it comes to rubbish fashion designs no-one does it better than the pupils of Conifers School in Easebourne.

This year the highlight of the school’s annual fashion show was a unique collection of recycled clothes designed and modelled by Year 6 pupils which would not have been out of place on a Paris cat walk.

In line with the term’s ‘Challenges’ topic they designed and modelled an array of stylish creations using everything from crisp packets to bin liners and plastic bags.

And to show off their creations they built a garden in the school hall with painted trees forming the archway through which the models sashayed on to the grass-clad catwalk.

The walls of the hall were covered in astro-turf and flowers made using old carrier bags.

This year’s sponsors of the show were Gap Kids in Guildford.

It began with a selection of the store’s latest lines modelled by all Year 1 to Year 6 pupils and in keeping with the garden theme.

There were also a collection of ‘floaty’ numbers from Gap’s summer and new autumn collection.

Head of art, Cherry Foster said: “Challenging the children to design their own recycled outfits helped them to think about the materials around them and how they can be re-used.

“I was so proud of the effort the children put in to the project, the results were exceptional.”