Every year, Cheltenham Girls High School hosts a ‘trashion show’. This is a fashion show where all of the outfits are made from recycled materials, and then modelled down a catwalk, making it just as official as a real fashion show. It is hosted by the CGHS green team to help raise money towards animal protection charities, as every student who participates/watches is required to give a gold coin donation. For the first time, Epping Heights were invited to participate and we had a total of 3 beautiful dresses come from our school. This years theme for the trashion show was ‘wild animals’ and there was altogether there were 13 stunning entries.
The entries fromEHPS were quite successful, and very impressive considering they were only made by primary school children. The first dress from Epping Heights was made by Sarah K, Julia J and Rachel L and it had a sea creature theme. It was a beautiful dress made from shredded newspaper, bottle caps and many more recycled materials. The second dress from EHPS was created by Leyla A and Sarah H and it was based around a cat theme. This wonderful piece was made from plastic bags, recycled clothes and much more. The last dress was made by Emily L, Josie K, Rowan G and Karishma S and its theme was a scarlet macaw. It was made from paper, paddle pop sticks, trash bags and many more materials.
All three entries from EHPS were amazing, and all earned a minor prize, although one dress in particular did extremely well. Against all of the other high school entries, the scarlet macaw won the judges favourite category, earning them a special prize pack. There were also two other categories to be one to earn a major prize which were the audiences favourite and the green teams favourite. Everybody absolutely loved a dress by a high school student, which was a stunning peacock and so it won the audiences favourite. The green teams favourite was an unusual yet interesting piece that was sort of a mix of all wild animals.
Overall, the trashion show was a huge hit and not only were all of the entries beautiful and were so much fun to make, this event really helped a cause in need.