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Londons college of fasHions bags of talent competition.

Posted on: December 19th 2018

Huge congratulations to our Year 9s in winning 1st prize in the London College of Fashion’s ‘Bags of Talent’ competition.

The students were invited down to the University for a prize giving of £250 for school equipment and to experience a day as a university student. The day began with a very busy train journey to London Euston followed by a few stops on an equally busy underground tube. We arrived to the warmest of welcomes from the Programme Director of the craft course Darla Gilroy and her colleagues. Certificates and goody bags were given out along with comments about the ‘outstanding level of creativity and annotation’ seen in the students’ winning entries. We then tucked into a hearty lunch provided by the college.

In the afternoon the students took part in a session where they learned about different types of leathers to better their understanding of the origins of unusual materials used on handbags and shoes. Sustainability linked to fashion products was also touched upon as we look to the future and try to right some of the wrongs of the last century.

A tour of the Oxford Circus campus really impressed us, with a materials collection and archives of Vogue magazine carefully bound for students to gain inspiration from.

Later we travelled to the V&A Museum to study the jewellery room and permanent fashion collections. The pieces of clothing on display sparked some interesting discussions and the students benefitted from seeing fashion over time.

The day was crammed full of rich learning experiences as well as seeing our capital city in all it’s Christmas glory. On the travel home, our students wrote a thank you letter to the London College of Fashion for the great day out. Perhaps some of the group will pursue a creative career and be welcomed back to their new, state of the art campus, due to open in 2020.

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