Re­cy­cling graces cat­walk

Central Leader - - NEWS - By ROSE CAWLEY

These girls don’t turn their nose up at rubbish – they turn it into wear­able cre­ations.

Intermediate girls at St Joseph’s Catholic School in One­hunga have been tak­ing rubbish and re­shap­ing it into gar­ments for a Trash to Fash­ion show.

Teacher Pauline Calvert says the event will raise money for a new ad­ven­ture play­ground at the decile 3 school.

‘‘It will help the stu­dents ex­er­cise and build their con­fi­dence as the de­sign will in­clude rope chal­lenges.’’

She says the present play­ground is 20 years old and de­signed for younger stu­dents.

Turn­ing trash into fash­ion has also taught the young­sters about the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling, she says.

‘‘They were shocked to learn about wa­ter bot­tles and plas­tic bags and how bad they are for the en­vi­ron­ment. ‘‘It re­ally hit home.’’ She says the project has brought out the best in the stu­dents.

‘‘They are get­ting to put it [rubbish] to use once more. ‘‘It is up­cy­cling.’’ Trash to Fash­ion starts at 6.30pm to­mor­row at Our Lady of the As­sump­tion par­ish hall, Galway St, One­hunga. Tick­ets are adults $15, chil­dren $5. Fin­ger food and cold drinks pro­vided.


Glo­ri­ous gar­ments: Ulani Filoa, 11, and Michelle Jones are ready to hit the run­way in their fab­u­lous gar­ments.

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