Halls Head students win Young Re-inventor of the Year competition

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone with Helena Mathews (Year 9). Picture: Jon Hewson.
Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone with Helena Mathews (Year 9). Picture: Jon Hewson.

STUDENTS from Halls Head College have taken out the top spot in the Statewide Young Re-inventor of the Year competition.

The young designers created outfits using pre-loved and re-purposed materials.

The competition is a sustainability initiative that challenges young people to re-think waste.

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This year, students were asked to re-invent rubbish into something they could wear or upcycle old clothes or accessories into something new.

More than 100 entries were received from across the metropolitan area. Halls Head College achieved equal first in the high school category.

The winning design was inspired by New York and was constructed from a pre-loved black dress which had been decorated with applique roads and taxis, a film star tulle and old photographic film skirt, American flag ruff sleeve as well as paper map bodice.

The college was awarded a tailored sustainability prize pack valued at $500. Students hope to establish a school herb garden with the money.

All winners and their entries are available at www.switchyourthinking.com.