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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Colaiste Ris win top 'Techo' prize at national Junk Kouture finals

Dundalk students from Colaiste Ris celebrated their 'Techno' success at the prestigious Junk Kouture national finals last week.

The top 'Bio Techno' Wearables prize went to the unusual design entitled 'Here I am, Can You hear Me?'

The Dundalk school was among eighty secondary school students sporting their stunning couture designs fashioned from junk storming the stage at the 3Arena Dublin at the Grand Finale of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture.

After months of preparations the talented teenagers strutted the catwalk with their carefully choreographed routine in the hope of impressing the judges in front of thousands of screaming fans in Ireland's largest indoor venue.

The talented team behind the Colaiste Ris project were Paddy O'Rourke, Leon Duffy and Seán McGuinness and their creation was then modelled by Leah-Louise Conway.

Their design was a unique dress, headpiece and mask consisting of materials such as hearing aid batteries collected from the charity, Hidden Hearing Ireland. The students used a variety of materials including orange stickers, broken headphones, which they cleverly recycled, along with old batteries and recycled wires

The students paid tribute to their teacher too Ms. McCaughey for all her hard work on the design!

Model Leah-Louise was presented with the award by Rory Carty Bank of Ireland.

The Argus

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