It was a catwalk show with a difference, designed to highlight the damage done by climate change. Pupils at Newland School for Girls donned costumes showing how endangered animals are under threat in their natural habitats.And who lead this? The Arts Teacher? The Drama Teacher? The Home Economics Teacher? Well….no:
Science teacher Terasa Scutt said: "We have been working on this since last November and have had lunchtime meetings every week about it.
"We have also had full days working on it during school holidays, when the pupils came in and everyone was allocated little sewing jobs and craft jobs to put the costumes together."There are no words.
The catwalk was watched by girls in Years 7 and 8 who used it as a lesson to learn about climate change.Ah. OK, there are words after all. But this is a family blog…
Mrs Scutt said: "It seemed to go down really well, the girls had some lovely comments. "The girls taking part in the catwalk loved it. They have said they now understand what we set out to help them to do.
"They were really taken by the effect on the animals and have more of an inclination to do something about it."How nice for you! I love it when a
And no, it isn't just this school:
Schools from all over the country have been taking part in the project which included workshops in London, York, Manchester and Bristol. It is now in its third and final year.
Previously, pupils have created climate change themed art and taken part in a journalism project.
This year, they we/re asked to spread the word about climate change through face-to-face communication.Of course! Once you've created your little army of acolytes, what else but expect them to proselytise? You might want to watch out for the radical feminists, though:
Being an all-girls school, an obvious choice was fashion and the Endangered Catwalk Show was created.Ooooh, they won't like that!