Exciting times for Holy Family Community School in the Junk Kouture Competition

Exciting times for Transition Year students Jessica Dunne, Nicole Cusack and Orla Keane who have qualified from the first round of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition and are through to the regional finals to be held in The Helix in March, 2018.  Pippa O’Connor and Louis Walsh will be on the judging panel for this event.  The students’ project is called ‘Take a Sip’ which is a dress they designed and made entirely from bottle caps, labels, mineral cans and plastic bottles. The students were ably encouraged and supported by their teacher and Transition Year Coordinator, Ms. Siobhán Connaughton.  Bank of Ireland paid a surprise visit to the school and took photographs of the students which may be used in the promotion of the event. 

Please click on the link below to vote for our students online.  You can vote every day up to Friday, 23rd February.  Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Junk Kouture Free Online Vote



The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is a national contest which 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. Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste. Over the last seven years, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland and in 2015 extended it’s creative platform to Scotland.  For more information click on the link