Art from trash and treasure
One man's trash may be another man's treasure, but the students at Rimu School showed it can also be a wearable work of art.
Rimu School held a wearable arts extravaganza last night showcasing creative ensembles made from newspaper, broken plates and other household items.
Principal Pania McVay-Stewart said the school's inquiry focus this term had been on technology and and the process of creating a recycled wearable arts outfit.
"The children have used a wide range of skills, creativity and problem solving to produce their own garment with a variety of recycled materials," she said. They put in a lot of time and effort into their outfits and had produced everything from a dress called "high tea", made from broken plates and used tea bags, to a robot using squashed aluminium cans and plastic piping.
Garments representing nature, space, X factor, super heroes, animals, Puff the magic dragon, avant garde and Christmas all walked the catwalk in front of a crowd of parents, friends and family.
The Southland Times