Recycled materials are all the fashion at primary school in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 June 2016

Recycled materials fashion show at Red Oak Primary School.

Recycled materials fashion show at Red Oak Primary School.

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A dress made entirely from crisp packets, a rocket jet pack and even some replica guitars were showcased as a primary school in Lowestoft held an event with a difference.

Year 3 children putting on a fashion show for the school and their parents.  Pictures: James BassYear 3 children putting on a fashion show for the school and their parents. Pictures: James Bass

Year three children at Red Oak Primary School, on Southwell Road in Kirkley, took to the catwalk to show off some outfits they had made themselves – produced solely from recycled materials.

Plastic bottles, milk tops and cardboard items were used by the children – who took part in a fashion show for their fellow peers and parents – last Thursday, May 26.

The event marked the culmination of a popular ‘Fashion through the Ages’ project.

The initiative included children studying how clothes and accessories have changed over the past 300 years, before looking at ways to produce new items.

As well as being a source of great enjoyment, the project was intended to create a real life experience for the children – providing an insight into possible careers in fashion, such as design, modelling and choreography.

The event was organised and led by all of the year three staff: Mr Milburn, Miss Daniels, Mrs Herrington, Miss Bale and Miss Mallender.

“The children have fully immersed themselves in creating a presentation of all they have learnt and achieved through this amazing topic,” said Mr Milburn.

“It has given them inspiration to explore alternative avenues for future study and employment.

“We are also delighted to have had so much support from our parents throughout this project.”

Miss Daniels was equally delighted with the impact that the project has had.

“This topic has completely inspired the staff and the pupils but it has not been an easy task,” she said.

“The children have experienced trial and error, disappointment and success on the journey of creating something quite magnificent.”

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