Fine art of recycling on show

18:28, Oct 25 2012
Bluestone pupils
BRIGHT IDEA: Bluestone pupils involved in the wearable art fashion show, which promotes the use of recycled materials.

Wakas, Mad Hatters and "exploding people" thrilled the crowd at the Bluestone School wearable art fashion show last night.

More than 70 year 5 to year 8 pupils worked in teams of three to produce exhibits for the annual event.

Teacher Kate Vaughan said there had been an "amazing effort" in using recyclable material.

Sarah Thomas, a World of WearableArt winner, and Hat and Hair Art Awards event manager Denise White judged the event.

The pupils were judged on use of recycled material and how the exhibit related to the category theme and workmanship and how well the exhibit was modelled.

"We're really looking forward to a fun night out," Mrs Vaughan said at the event's dress rehearsal yesterday.

"The emphasis is to get stuck in to creating using what's around home and to think about problem solving."

Pupils had used things like tyre tubes and chicken wire to create their pieces.


The Timaru Herald