Congratulations to five transition year groups who have been successful in the first round of Junk Kouture. Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste. Over the last six years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. The groups who have qualified from our school are Emma Cuddy and Ella Mahon with their creation “Citrus Lioness”, Sarah Dunican who titled her outfit “All Chained up”, Jessica Lalwani, Leah Parker and Shauna Reilly with their artistic creation “Knitting the Knot”, Eva Devane, Maham Farooq and Jagoda Swynarzcuk with their inventive outfit “No Cents” and the fifth successful group of Lena Gaquinn, Emma Feeley and Katie Kenny with their inspired outfit “Absolutely Nuts”. The five groups will now compete in the Western Regional Finals which take place on March 8th in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Well done girls and the best of luck in the competition. The girls would like to thank Ms. Henriques (Home Economics teacher) for her help and advice.