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  • Writer's pictureSt Andrew's Berkshire

The Trashion Show 2023: A Night of Sustainable Fashion and Fun

On Friday 27th January, St Andrew's hosted its very own 'Trashion' Show, a fashion event with a difference. Pupils from the school created incredible garments and fashion pieces using recycled and waste materials, including tin foil, old plastic cups, and discarded clothing. The event aimed to raise awareness about sustainable fashion and the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

The night was filled with fantastic dance numbers, both from pupils and staff. A fully lit and staged catwalk showcased the pupils' designs, which were judged on their creativity, originality, and use of recycled materials. The audience was treated to a bar, various snacks, and even a clothes swap rail, where people could bring in unwanted clothing and trade for something new.

One of the highlights of the night were the surprise performances by the staff. Miss Metcalfe wowed the crowd with a rap, while Mr Carter, Mr Gair, and Mr Mortimore got everyone up on their feet with a fantastic dance routine.

The audience was full of friends and family, who were entertained and impressed by the talent on display. One of the parents said, "What a fabulous evening on Friday night! I know there were lots of other people involved as well but I just wanted to say a huge congratulations to you all for putting together such a wonderfully fun evening. The children all looked as if they were having the time of their life, it was such a joy to watch. I don’t doubt there were ALL the behind-the-scenes work preparing the show so that this could be the case. It was such an enjoyable evening, it was really fabulous. A massive, massive Well Done! And a great big enormous Thank You!!"


But the Trashion Show was not just about fashion and fun, it was also about making a difference. Throughout the evening, the compères spoke about the challenges facing the fashion industry and the importance of sustainability. The event was a great opportunity for pupils to learn about the impact of their choices and to think about how they can make a positive difference.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the staff who helped to make the Trashion Show such a success, particularly Miss Kirsty Parkhouse for her hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank the pupils for their creativity and effort in making their outfits, and to the parents for their support on the night and in helping to create some of the designs.

The Trashion Show 2023 was a night to remember, filled with sustainable fashion, fun, and laughter. It was a great opportunity for our pupils to showcase their creativity, learn about sustainability, and have a great time with their friends and family. We can't wait to see what future Trashion Shows will bring!


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