PUPILS at Ysgol Croesgoch strutted their stuff on the catwalk last week at their long-awaited Junk 2 Funk fashion show, the culmination of half a term's work on plastics, recycling and sustainability.

Classes 4, 5 and 6 explored environmental issues in the context of Nicola Davies' book, The Promise which looks at small changes individuals can make that impact on their world.

As part of their studies on plastics and the environment they prepared music, scripts and of course outfits for a fashion show which was part of the school's open morning.

A crowd of parents, grandparents and governors came to watch pupils model a variety of outfits made of unwanted materials and recycled plastics.

Milk bottles were used for shoes, plastic bags for tops and pupils even sported necklaces made of fairy lights.

Pupils were helped in their efforts by parent and textile designer Jolette Le Roux and volunteer Margaret Hughes.

The models strode down the catwalk, to music booming in the background specially composed for the occasion by Year 6 pupil, Sam Kelly, also known as DJ T3X.

Year 6 Pupil, Silas Roberts, held the event together as compere and Year 6's Edward James gave a street dance performance as part of the show.

The catwalk was festooned with recycled bags made by pupils in the art lessons.

Pupils from Cosheston School, who have been working on a similar project, were also in the audience and also had the chance to model their designs on the catwalk.

"We hope that by undertaking this fashion show children can show how much plastic is used and how we can all do our part to reuse and recycle," said Year 6's Silas.

Class teacher, Sian Jenkins added:

"All the pupils made a promise of one small change they would make to help the environment. This project has enthused them to take the message home and share it with parents and siblings."