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Catcote ‘Trashion’ Show

The Catcote ‘Trashion’ show inclusive event aims to raise awareness about environmental issues and to offer a greater understanding of our ‘throwaway society’ through Creative arts.

Students and staff at the Academy have been working together over the past twelve weeks to create fashion outfits and accessories fit for the runway, using recycled and repurposed materials. Each class have learned about a different famous artist which has gone on to inspire their final outfit designs. Students have learned about the fashion industry and how we can be more sustainable, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! As a result, the students have become passionate about reducing the negative impacts of waste which are affecting natural ecosystems, and increasing waterway pollution.


Academy staff have been committed to ensuring that their students reach their full potential, helping them become models, reporters, designers, creative directors and even Student Art Council representatives being judges on the day!


An immense amount of work went into the event at Catcote Academy on Wednesday 26th June , designing, costumes, hairstyles and delivering lessons around individual class artists. This sixth Trashion show went down a storm. The students and staff are so creative, they enjoyed showing their creations off with pride on the catwalk to loud music.


Local creative businesses have supported the Academy with careers links and taking part in the event as our VIP judging panel.


Nik Mcdonald – Middleton Grange Shopping Centre Manager

Leigh Keeble – Hartlepool Borough Council

Isobel Hanley – Marketing Apprentice J & B Recycling

Vikki Jackson-Smith – Managing Director J & B Recycling. Thank you for sponsoring the prizes for winners and continued support.

All of our supporters saw that people should ‘Focus on what we CAN do, not what we can’t!’

Huge thanks to Catcote Sixth form’s ‘Spotlights’ Digital Media group for fantastic live music performances to launch and close the Trashion Show.

In doing the Trashion Show, students have been encouraged to share their creativity, build resilience and develop confidence in promoting their designs in a work-related environment. This will be showcased again in another live performance at Hartlepool Art Gallery for a special VIP community event on Monday 1st July 2024.


Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

J&B Recycling Ltd

Hartlepool Borough Council

Hartlepool Art Gallery