Charlotte organised a ‘ditch and switch’ clothes swap in order to raise awareness about the environmental impact of fashion as part of the Extended Project Qualification.
The EPQ offers students the opportunity to stretch their learning up to degree level and excel in a chosen specialism. Projects this year include a dissertation-style academic paper on the overuse of opioids in healthcare, researching and writing a book aimed at children with ADHD and launching an initiative to cut food miles.
Through these students hone their ability to carry out rigorous independent research and develop their presentation style – invaluable skills for the next step to undergraduate study at some of the world’s top universities.
Charlotte’s event was keenly attended by all of the Sixth Form bubble who are looking forward to seeing how their classmates restyle their preloved items over the coming weeks.
Any clothing remaining after the event will be donated to local charity shops.
It’s not the first time Charlotte has turned her love of fashion into a business venture with an environmental focus. During her GCSE years, she ran a business selling purses made from recycled wetsuits as part of the school’s Young Enterprise project.
Charlotte currently studies Art, Textiles and Business Studies as she drives towards her ultimate goal of working in the fashion industry.