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Saturday 19 April 2014

Showcasing green school awareness in creative fashion

Laura Whelton

SWEETS wrappers, bottle caps and cut outs from magazines were turned into high fashion by students taking part in the Green School Couture Fashion Show in St Brigid's Secondary School, Killarney on Wednesday, November 13.

Twelve groups of students participated in the fashion show where each outfit was described in detail to the watching first and second years to highlight how waste material can be reused and recycled.

St Brigid's have already earned two Green Flags to date for their work in recycling and energy conservation. The school is now working towards their third Green Flag for water conservation and this is being done through the transition year students who, as part of the Gaisce Awards Programme, are working with the ever successful Killarney Tidy Towns Committee.

Peggy Dowling, the Green School Co-ordinator, who organised the event said, "it is important to highlight the creativity and artistic skills of our students, while also showcasing our green school awareness."

The event, judged by special guest Elaine Courtney from The Malton Hotel in Killarney, who sponsored the prizes, was part of the schools continuing campaign to heighten awareness amongst students of the importance of recycling to the local community.

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