Young take up chal­lenge to dress up waste

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

STU­DENTS from Halls Head Col­lege have taken out the top spot in the Statewide Young Re-in­ven­tor of the Year com­pe­ti­tion. The young de­sign­ers cre­ated out­fits us­ing pre-loved and re-pur­posed ma­te­ri­als.

The com­pe­ti­tion is a sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tive that chal­lenges young peo­ple to re-think waste.

This year, stu­dents were asked to re-in­vent rub­bish into some­thing they could wear or up­cy­cle old clothes or ac­ces­sories into some­thing new.

More than 100 en­tries were re­ceived from across the metropoli­tan area. Halls Head Col­lege fin­ished equal first in the high school cat­e­gory.

The win­ning de­sign was in­spired by New York and was con­structed from a pre-loved black dress which had been dec­o­rated with ap­plique roads and taxis, a film star tulle and old pho­to­graphic film skirt, Amer­i­can flag ruff sleeve and pa­per map bodice.

The col­lege was awarded a tai­lored sus­tain­abil­ity prize pack val­ued at $500. All win­ners and their en­tries are avail­able at www.switchy­our­think­ing.com.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Man­durah Mayor Marina Ver­gone with Year 9 stu­dent Helena Mathews.

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