Creating clothing – arecycling project with GCSE students

Created by Paula Fahy

What did the school want to achieve?

GCSE students in the department had already used materials imaginatively but staff wanted them to further consider the properties of discarded materials and apply these findings skilfully and thoughtfully to their own ideas. There was an ambition to start using the Virtual Learning Environment as a resource centre for research, which would develop student’s independence and willingness to share ideas. It was also intended to make students aware of how industry and particularly charities have used ‘history’ as a selling point for vintage and customised clothing.

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