Tralee Schools Among Kerry Entries To Make Junk Kouture Semi-Final

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TWO entries from Tralee have been selected to go forward to represent their schools in the semi-finals of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture taking place in March.

‘Climate Calamity’ from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and ‘Keeping Up With The Khristmas Kouture’ from Mercy Mounthawk join the other Southern finalists in the competition.

Other Kerry entries that made it are ‘Intergalactic Mother Nature’ from Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine in Kenmare, ‘Cinematic’ from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, ‘Woodland Wonder’ from St Joseph’s Secondary School in Ballybunion, ‘Stitched Back To Life’ from St Patrick’s Castleisland and ‘Féach Anois Go Cúramach’ from Presentation Secondary Castleisland.

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The Southern semi-finals will take place in UCH Limerick on March 8, but all is not lost for the designs that did not qualify in this round. There’s one final opportunity to make it to the semi- finals.

Vote for your favourite team or design in the lifeline vote on and the team with the most votes in the region will win a spot at the semi-finals. The lifeline vote opens on Monday, February 11 at 10am and will close on Friday, February 15.

The Junk Kouture competition encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.

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