Year 11 GCSE Citizenship students raise awareness of Fast Fashion!
On Friday 22nd November, our GCSE Active Citizenship group held a second-hand sale to help raise awareness of the impact of fast fashion socially and environmentally.
Prior to the sale, we conducted a survey that helped us get an insight into the views of people in the school, regarding fast fashion. This survey not only provided us with important feedback on how aware our classmates were on fast fashion, but it also helped them build self awareness over the matter, and it was safe to say that we were delighted with the useful feedback- as we had got 154 responses, and counting!
To raise awareness about our event, we used E-media by creating an Instagram page for people who go to Bishop’s where we regularly updated it with important fast fashion facts and statistics. In addition to this, we created a poster advertising the sale, that was given to all the forms in the school. We will still continue to update our Instagram page because although the project will be over, we still believe that it would be beneficial for people to still see the impacts of fast fashion.
We were pleasantly shocked by the numbers of people who got involved with the second-hand sale, through both donating their clothes, and attending. We managed to raise money for charity and encourage second-hand shopping. It was a fantastic experience being able to see the students buying clothes and them having the satisfaction that they have helped make a change!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Ms Fautrero-Sayer and Mrs Jackson for helping us to organise the event, and to our buyers and sellers.
We are planning to hold more second-hand sales in the future.
By Flora, Gianna, Aimee and Ellouise.
GCSE Citizenship Pupils