Wearable art offers pupils a fun lesson in recycling

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East Gore School pupils have been working hard to make wearable art.

Principal Wendy Kitto said the pupils had been creating wearable art out of recycled items.

“We had been doing it as part of our recycling unit,” Mrs Kitto said.

The pupils had been working on their creations for three weeks.

“The seniors had to plan, design, find materials and then make their creations.

“They had to go through the technology process.”

It was a fun way for the children to learn about recycling, Mrs Kitto said.

It was important for children to learn about the environment.

“We want them to know that if they look after planet Earth it will survive for future generations.

“We want them to know they can do their bit to help.”

Fashion show . . East Gore School pupils (from left) Princess Khloe Rose Coughlan (5), Riley Clarke (6) and Mercediez Soper (6) show off their wearable arts designs. PHOTO: LAURA SHIPLEY

Making wearable arts also gave the children an idea of what they might like to achieve in the future, Mrs Kitto said.

“They might go on to enter Hokonui Fashion Design Awards or even the World of Wearable Arts Awards in Wellington.”

Pupils would have the chance to show off their wearable arts on the catwalk during a show for parents and family members on November 17.