Aran Island students selected for fashion grand final

Two Aran Island students have been selected to represent their school at the grand final of the ERP Junk Kouture fashion competition.

Junk Kouture is an all-Ireland competition in which second level students are challenged to create high fashion couture fashion outfits from old everyday junk. Colaiste Naomh Eoin on Inis Meain entered three groups and outfits into the competition and all three beat off stiff competition to be selected for the regional final, which was held in Athlone last month. Two students were then selected to go to the grand final which takes place on April 20 at Citywest Hotel in Dublin.

Art teacher Caitriona Ni Lionsigh explained: “It was a fantastic achievement. Colaiste Naomh Eoin is a small school with only 22 students in total with eight of those studetns taking part in this competition. The standard of the competition is very high and we were competiting against much bigger schools with far more resources than us. But we are delighted to have made it this far and we hope we are successful in the grand final.

“This is the first year that Colaiste Naomh Eoin has had art on the curriculum and we are really seeing the benefits of it so far. As far as we are aware we are the only all Irish school and Galway school that has been selected for the national final and we really need the support of everyone to help us win and promote the profile of our school.”

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