The Prep School’s ECO day on Wednesday, became one of this year’s highlights! The children were challenged to make outfits for an ECO Fashion Parade with the theme of ‘green’, which inspired an astounding variety of interpretations. Children paraded their creations on the ‘catwalk’ in the school hall, to popular beats played by our very own DJ, George Potgieter. Each class paraded in turn, with children making their modelling debut as teachers announced each participant. The Grade Sevens led the school in spirit and cheer and the ‘vibe’ ensured that the hall reverberated with the sound of applause and moved to the music. Mr Anderson’s walk is never to be forgotten and was certainly inspired by Monty Python’s “silly walks”! The roof was raised when our own Incredible Hulk, in gruesome green and with a wide menacing smile, made an unexpected appearance – Mr Stefan Weyers! The judges had a difficult task in narrowing down the competition to winners in the categories: ‘most original’, ‘most eco-friendly’ and ‘greenest’.
Kelly Dawkin’s stylish dress in green plastic and Francine Olivier’s pleated newspaper dress were certainly newsworthy! These two girls revealed promising careers as dress designers and a bright future on the catwalks of Milan. Scott Armstrong and Nicholas Spilsbury thought out-of-the-box to create D&G box shoes and box outfits – a humorous twist – not ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ but, ‘Debris and Garbage’! John Tanner, our futuristic ECO warrior, sported an outfit designed from Eco-friendly bags.
What a wonderful way to express our philosophy to care for our world; by reducing, reusing and recycling. The event was certainly a fitting way to celebrate news hot-off-the-press, that we have again been awarded our Platinum Flag as an ECO School.
Report: Loami Koekemoer & Penny Lamb