HIGHER EDUCATION: Fletcher Pascoe, Dante Gianmattei, Rory Williamson, Saige Mungo and Dani Mitchell at the UQ Engineering Building for the Big Day In.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Fletcher Pascoe, Dante Gianmattei, Rory Williamson, Saige Mungo and Dani Mitchell at the UQ Engineering Building for the Big Day In. Contributed

Pyjama fashion and university experiences

Budding Fashion Designers

THIS term there has been a hum coming out of the sewing room - a hum made by busy sewing machines operated by budding fashion designers.

The Year 9 and 10 food and design class worked on a textiles unit whilst the Year 12 home economics class completed their design for fashion unit.

The Year 9/10 student's design brief was to add a product line to Peter Alexander - the Australian retail sleepwear store. They designed and made boxer shorts, learning much about the design process.

The end result was a class full of fun, learning and stylish shorts which they were very excited to take home and show off to their families.

The Year 12's were required to sew a fashion garment.

Many chose to make skirts but others chose shirts. It was a challenging unit for everyone but the students are pleased with the end result.

A Big Day In

5.30am is an early start on a cold Stanthorpe winter morning but it didn't deter seven enthusiastic IT students from Year 9 and 10.

They were off to the Big Day In held annually at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.

The day started on a high with Shark Tank entrepreneur Steve Baxter.

He started off his empire in a small army house in SA and now he helps IT start-ups. Each presenter told how they got to where they are - some via school, university and others via internships, TAFE but all had the same story - a lot of hard work and willingness to give it a go and learn something new. Students met representatives from universities and business that offer IT experiences.

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