Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show


Wear Your Waste

The Wear Your Waste Competition first began when 12 Transition Year students- Emma Mc Sweeney, Julie Crowley, Erin Lawlor ,Abby Ring, Michelle O’Riordan, Chloe Barrett, Katelyn Murphy, Caoimhe O’Leary, Orla Buckley, Megan Lehane,  Jennifer Kelly and Sarah Bourke volunteered to partake in the school’s Dev. Ed. Group with the help of Mr. Magee. The group was split into focusing on two topics, Gender Inequality, Waste and Recycling.

The Gender Inequality group wanted to see the inequalities between the boys and girls in the school so they wrote up a survey. The two main questions were: “Do you feel there’s gender equality in the school?” and “Do you feel your gender is equal to the opposite?” The results are displayed in the mall.

On International Women’s Day a talk was held in the library to mark the importance of gender inequality. A presentation was also held in the library showing the many inspirational women throughout history.

The Waste group was formed with the aim to raise more awareness on recycling and to also bring recycling bins into the school. They put two bins into every class room, a black one for waste and a grey one for recycling. They also put a big recycling bin into each corridor and the canteen. Mr Magee arranged for Angela Nagle to come in and talk to each year group about recycling and waste.

 The Wear Your Waste Competition was held in the school library on the 26th of April. The library was set up with a catwalk and an Instagram frame for anyone who wanted to take pictures with their outfits. The aim of the competition was to raise awareness on recycling and fast fashion. Students created outfits and accessories using recyclable materials. The night itself was a great success and went off without a hitch with over 30 entries overall.  There was entertainment throughout the night from Rock n’ Roll dancers, our own First and Second Year students who played music and Maggie Moynihan who sang. A raffle was also held on the night and teas and coffees were served.

There were two categories: a senior competition for secondary schools and a junior competition for primary schools in the area. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Many First Years from our own school competed. Linda and Ethan Desmond coming in 1st place with their outfit “A Rainy Day”, Isabel Sibanda, Claire Lyons, Katie Morley and Imaa Ahmed coming in 2nd place with their outfit “Polka Dot Rose” and coming in 3rd place with their outfit “Actimel Wings” were Noman Malik, Craig Sibanda and Tomás Cronin.

Thanks to all who came and everyone who was involved in organising the event.

For all photos click http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos.html


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