Two groups of students from Ardscoil Mhuire competing in this year’s Junk Koture Contest have been selected to go through to the regional finals this March. The Junk Kouture is an annual competition which takes place all across the nation, where secondary school students who decide to take part must come up with a clothing design made out of recycled material.
The first group representing Ardscoil Mhuire in this year’s regional final are Aoibhin Carty and Shauna Mulry, with their entry called ‘Broken Bounce’. This dress is made entirely out of an old trampoline. These extraordinary talented girls used every part of the trampoline including every nut and spring to show how to fully reuse an object that would have ended up in landfill.
Along with them are students Mei Chen Kennedy, Amy Coyne and Keri Manning, who have entered a bird like design, called ‘Tribal’. This beautiful creation is made from hurl carvings and sliothars, which were embroidered together. This design is done to celebrate Galway's victorious win in the All Ireland hurling final.
Both sets of groups have done fantastically well to be chosen out of 1800 other groups to be selected for the final, and everyone within the school wishes them the very best of luck.
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