Stepney fashionistas show off their designs in catwalk show

WHEN it comes to combining creativity with business acumen, students from Sir John Cass s Foundation and Red Coat School have proven they ve got what it takes. Around 100 of the school s Year 10 pupils took part in a one-day workshop to come up with the d

WHEN it comes to combining creativity with business acumen, students from Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat School have proven they've got what it takes.

Around 100 of the school's Year 10 pupils took part in a one-day workshop to come up with the design for a charity T-shirt complete with a budget and a plan to market and sell it.

Adding their experience to the mix were volunteers from Barclays and textile design students from the University of East London.

The project formed part of the Passport to Employability programme, which gives young people in the borough the chance to earn units that contribute towards a qualification.


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Working to a strict timetable, the pupils form the Stepney Way school, had to finalise their T-shirt design, budget forecasts and marketing plan before presenting them to a panel of judges.

One member from each of the 10 teams modelled the T-shirt in true catwalk style.

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Louise Cleaver showed off her team's design and the group's all round, professional package was voted the winner.

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