Rubbish is turned into fashion at Southsea school

DRESSED UP Teacher Ali Flower
DRESSED UP Teacher Ali Flower
Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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MORE than 200 pupils at a school in Southsea turned rubbish into haute couture for the day.

The enterprising youngsters at Mayville High transformed into avant-garde fashion designers by using rubbish from recycling bins to design stunning outfits for a catwalk.

Teachers also took part in the fashion show wearing dresses, accessories, and handbags fashioned out of bin liners, paper, pieces of metal and anything they could find in their green wheelie bins.

Daren King, deputy head of the junior school, said: ‘It’s all about art, but it also shows pupils that art is not just about painting and drawing, but also about design.

‘What really impressed me was the children used recyclable materials to mimic the fashions they would buy on the high street today.’

Mickey Slaven, nine, said: ‘It was brilliant, especially when my trousers made out of plastic bin liners ripped while I was on the catwalk.’

A group of students from South Downs College helped out with the designs.