FASHION forward pupils at Featherstone’s Purston E-Act Academy have snapped up an award for their style savvy.
Youngsters from the school put their fashion sense to the test by creating outfits made from recycled materials.
Year eight pupils from the Featherstone academy, DeLacy Academy in Knottingley and The King’s School in Pontefract all took part in the charity fashion show, but it was budding designers at the Featherstone school who wowed the judges with their second hand style, winning the Recyled Fashion Challenge award.
Wayne Parkes, school principal, said: “The students have done themselves proud. They sat down with their mentor Jan Archer and devised a plan of action to ensure their presentation was executed to perfection.
“The performance of all schools was exceptional, there was a great atmosphere and we would like to thank Wakefield Council for organising the event and hope to attend next year.”
The catwalk show held earlier this summer to showcase the designs raised more than £400 for good causes including £327 for Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice.
A further £100 was also collected for the Mayor of Wakefield’s chosen charity, Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
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