Wearable arts winner aims big
"Some of the Coke cans we drank."KYLE WADSWORTH
Highlands Intermediate students have taken to the catwalk to showcase their creative talent in the school's annual wearable arts competition.
The contest involving more than 100 students featured designs made from a range of recyclable materials, including newspaper, bottles, cans, plastic and even rugby balls.
Highlands teacher Tony Basile said the wearable arts show held on Friday was an expression of the school's artistic side.
"Students are able to show off their creative flair and it's a great way for students to get involved. This is their moment," he said.
"The arts are a key aspect of Highlands."
The winning design, Queen of Cans, took more than five weeks to create, said its 13-year-old designer Paige Collinson.
"We went down to Stratford each weekend, and we were down there for about 10 hours. My grandma lives there and she was very helpful'," she said.
Jessica Clough, 12, modelled the recycled-can creation.
"Some of the Coke cans we drank, but most were from my mum's work," Jessica said.
The Year 8 students are planning to enter their winning piece in the Taranaki Daily News Fashion Art Awards, which will be held at the TSB Stadium on October 13. "Yes, we are entering it in and we are really excited," Jessica said.
Kyle Wadsworth is a Witt journalism student.
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