Bayswater: Recycling meets couture at Hillcrest Primary School’s sustainable fashion parade

Hillcrest Primary School Year 3 and 4 students Max Morris (9, left), Hanna Burgmans (8), Zenyi French (9) and Alyssa Leake (9). Picture: David Baylis.
Hillcrest Primary School Year 3 and 4 students Max Morris (9, left), Hanna Burgmans (8), Zenyi French (9) and Alyssa Leake (9). Picture: David Baylis.

HILLCREST Primary School students graced the catwalk in garments and accessories made from recycled materials on September 18.

Year 3 and 4 students from the Bayswater school linked recycling and fashion in their project, where they also wrote business and design briefs, made business cards to promote their fashion houses, chose the music for the parade and rehearsed walking like models.

Classroom teacher Yvonne Rogers said it was the second year she had done a sustainable fashion festival.

“The kids loved it, so I decided to do the topic again this year,” she said.

“Along with the clothes, they’ve created business cards, a logo, a slogan to describe their ‘Fashion House’, researched a favourite designer and of course, studied how to walk like a runway model.

“We have had a focus on sustainability all year and next term we will be doing a collage as part of an art project using junk found around the school.”

Pictures: David Baylis.