Carmuirs’ pupils turn trash into fashion

Pupils at Carmuirs Primary School found out that one person’s rubbish can be someone else’s treasure.

The P3 youngsters turned discarded household trash into fashion wear – and raised money for charity in the process.

Primary Three at Carmuirs Primary get ready for their trash fashion show''Picture: Michael Gillen

Primary Three at Carmuirs Primary get ready for their trash fashion show''Picture: Michael Gillen

They then hit the catwalk to show off their eye-catching outfits, all made from things they would normally put in the bin.

Class teacher Shirley Anne Clubb said the children had been involved in their ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ topic looking at reusing, recycling and conserving items.

She added: “We looked at how they could put items to use rather than discarding them. Their parents were also involved from the start, helping with making up the outfits after the children designed them.”

The outfits were modelled at a fashion show in front of schoolmates, family and friends. It raised £125 which is being forwarded to the Mary’s Meals Backpack Appeal to buy bags full of much-needed items for children attending schools in Africa.