Junk Kouture success for Wexford
Schools from all four districts in Co Wexford have made it through to the national final of this year's Junk Kouture competition which will take place in the 3 Arena on May 2.
The schools that made it through and those involved with their projects include:
St Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy - 'Colourful Minds' created by Alan White, Oran Carley and Dara Casey (modelled by Alan White), assisted by teacher, Rachel Condon; FCJ Bunclody - 'Paper Reign' - created by Olivia D'Arcy (model), Lettie Hassett and Maisy Rose, with teacher, Ms L Murphy; Presentation Secondary School - 'Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder' - created by Emma Dempsey (model), Sinead Kirwan and Kate Donnelly, with teacher, Lydia Murphy; Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy - 'The Perfect Match' - created by Amy Mitten (model), Emma Butler and Iris Chapman; 'Haora Kuora' - created by Lauren Delaney (model) and Isobelle McGrath; 'Legs Eleven' - created by Leona Buckley (model), Holly Anne Brennan and Shannon Morris Dwyer; St Peter's College, Wexford - '(C3H6N)N' - created by Conal O'Sullivan (model) and Louis Pinaqui, with teacher, Jeanette Seary; Ramsgrange Community School - 'Victorian Blues' - Mickey O'Regan, Latisha Ngeuoto (model), Keylian Amara and Palomo Larena; 'Dreamcatcher' - Emma Knight, Molly Dillon, Anna Mai Drohan (model) and Siobhan Sinnott, both with teacher, Avril Buttle.
The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition is an all-island initiative for secondary schools which incorporates a number of different elements into a fashion themed event.
They include design, engineering, environmental awareness and fashion itself.
The competition inspires young designers to use everyday 'junk' materials to create works of wearable art with the overall aim of securing the title on the upcycled cat walk.
Now in its ninth year the competition to-date has captivated the imagination of 24,000 students, 7,000 teachers and has showcased to an audience of 100,000 people.
The Co Wexford schools fought off a lot of very stiff opposition from around the country to win their way through the final and there were also other entries from the schools that were unlucky not to make it through.