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.