Eco-Schools makes a difference…have fun get creative!
As part of gaining our ‘Eco school’ status and bringing awareness on recycling our plastics and other non- biodegradable rubbish around school. We have invited the whole school to take part in the Catcote Academy ‘Trashion ‘show spring/summer 2019.
Approx 150 students and approx 130 staff took part in the event, whether it be fashion designers, reporters, photographers, creative directors, music performance, runners, make up etc… Jobs linked to the creative industry.
Each class have been involved in creative careers, media/publications, designing and making an outfit fit for the runway on for the11th July 2019. The event was planned in October, it was implemented securely into some lessons and unstructured times over the last two terms to achieve a high standard of garments fit for a runway. The students produced fashion pieces such as bottle top blazers, paper dresses, shoes, handbags, hats/ hairpieces and a recycling bin dress for a wheel chair. Materials used in outfits /garments were bottle tops, crisp packets, newspaper, plastic bottles and wrappers, fruit nets, cans and ring pulls to name a few.
Eco-Schools programme provides a unique opportunity that empowers pupils to lead change within their school and have a positive impact in their wider community. The programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness. Independent research into the Eco-Schools programme in England found evidence of the positive impacts on pupils, including increased confidence, development of leaderships skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour and greatermotivation at school.
As well as the pupil benefits, which have a hugely positive effect on the whole school community, individual schools benefit from reducing their environmental impact. Eco-Schools consume less water and energy and produce less waste – in turn saving money that can be allocated elsewhere in the school. Eco-Schools is a global initiative. Catcote pupils will join millions of children from 67 countries in creating change for the benefit of future generations!
Are you catwalk ready?
I am overwhelmed at the time, effort,creativity that the students and staff have put into the trashion show project. It was a fantastic inclusive event that all students enjoyed and participated in.The students and staff are very proud of their creations.
The atmosphere at the Trashion show was electric! The room was set out as a professional fashion runway with a live DJ and lighting. Everyone was clapping, posing and dancing. It was Amazing!!
CatcoteAcademy students are the most amazing young people of the future.
We are hoping to exhbit in a public space to promote our creativity in September.
Watch this space!
A big thank you to Sainsbury’s staff for the collections to help with prizes and for supporting our forest school in October planting new trees.