BUDDING designers took secondhand style to the catwalk last week with fashion creations made from recycled materials.
Year eight students from high schools across the district made the eco-friendly clothing as part of a Wakefield Council initiative to promote recycling.
Pupils from The King’s School, Featherstone Technology College and DeLacy Academy in Knottingley all took part in the charity fashion show last week at Wakefield Wildcats’ stadium.
Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for communities and environment, said: “This fashion show is one more way we are encouraging young people to think about recycling in a fun and creative way.
“The pupils involved have spent hours designing and creating their outfits and not only will this event raise money for charity but will help in our bid to change people’s attitudes towards recycling.”
Youngsters created gowns, waistcoats and skirts using a range of recycled materials, including crisp packets, bin liners and bubble wrap.
Models strutted down the catwalk to show off designers’ flair for fashion and top finalists Featherstone Technology College and Wakefield schools Kettlethorpe High School and Cathedral Academy will present their designs to a Dragons’ Den-style board on July 19.
The aim of the project is to develop pupils’ creative skills, while promoting recycling.