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Stella McCartney and Culture Club member help Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill's plastic fashion show

Young eco warriors have received a helping hand from Stella McCartney after she donated toward a special catwalk.

Pupils at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill put on their own fashion show, creating clothes from leftover plastic and material donated by the award winning fashion designer.

Classes from Year 3 and Year 4 also wrote a song with award winning musician and composer, Kevan Frost.

Headteacher Steph Guthrie said: "The whole show was a culmination of a term long project.

"The children have been looking at environmental world issues such as child labour and cutting down on rubbish.

"The children went to Invicta Grammar and Maidstone Museum to find out about designing clothes, they worked alongside textile students there who were really helpful.

"Stella McCartney donated recycled fabric and some amazing decorations. I know someone who works with her so that's how we managed to get in touch, it's all about who you know I suppose."

Sue Ryder charity shop in Liberty Square, Kings Hill, donated second-hand clothes while the school also used end of the line fruit and veg from supermarkets and its catering company to make canopies for the show.

Award winning musician and composer Kevan Frost worked on a song with pupils, which they have since recorded and performed at the show.

A parent at the school, Mr Frost is mostly noted for writing Taboo the musical with Boy George and appearing on Culture Club's 1999 album Don't Mind If I Do

Mrs Guthrie added: "More than anything, I think the children wanted to be taken seriously.

"They wanted to warn parents about the dangers of plastic in our oceans and the plight of child labour across the world, which Oxfam helped them understand.

"With all of the different donations and the work of teachers and pupils, we managed to put on a proper catwalk for everyone to enjoy.

"The message came across clearly, a lot of the parents were leaving with a much better understanding of the problem the world faces."

Work didn't stop with the fashion show, pupils have also created mood boards to highlight the environmental dangers facing the world.

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