Recycled fashion at West Wimbledon Primary School

What: West Wimbledon Primary School holds a fashion show to show off their creations made from recycled materials during Creative Week.
When: Friday 15 June 2007, 10am
Where: West Wimbledon Primary School, Bodnant Gardens, West Barnes Lane, London, SW20 0BZ

Children at West Wimbledon Primary School from Nursery to Year 6 have been combining their art and design skills to create wearable fashion out of recycled materials. On Friday 15 June, the children will be taking part in a fashion show to model their outfits and prizes will be given to the most creative designs.

Year 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to design their own outfits ranging from ‘Mad Hatters, Skater and Street and Gothic Style.’

Year 3 and 4 used bin liners as a basis from their design and decorated their item of clothing with a variety of recycled materials.

Year 1 and 2 looked to the past for inspiration and used the Fire of London as a theme. They have made wigs, ruffles and tunic that would have been worn in 17th century London.

Children from Treetops enjoyed making hats from recycled materials that reflected their topic of the rainforest.

In reception the children have been making a variety of accessories from recycled materials.

Nursery children have been looking at the different hats people wear and have been making their own. They have made hats for Robin Hood, Peter Pan and top hats.

Councillor Oonagh Moulton, Cabinet Member for School Standards and Youth Engagement said:

“I congratulate West Wimbledon School for making such creative use of the curriculum. This fashion show is a great initiative to encourage children to see the potential of reusing and recycling materials instead of throwing them into the waste.”

Ms Carey Neil, West Wimbledon Headteacher said:
‘Schools are making an effort to make the curriculum as creative as possible. At West Wimbledon Primary School we decided to celebrate the creativity of our pupils across all of the school in a creative week. The children have had an opportunity to use their imagination, practice skills, learn new techniques, create their design and enjoy themselves.’