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Beyond the Bale : March 2013
24 OFF-FARM FAST FACTS l High school students and teachers across Australia are invited to be part of AWI's 2013 Wool4Skool program, with more than $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. l Wool4Skool offers a complete fashion design experience in the classroom, introducing a new generation of Australians to the versatility of Merino wool. l AWI is once again partnering with designer Jonathan Ward and Girlfriend magazine to help encourage Years 7-10 students to be part of this hands-on experience. AWI is continuing to help educate the next generation about the unique and natural benefits of Australian wool. High school students across Australia are being encouraged to put pencil to paper and take part in a real life fashion design experience using Merino wool fabrics, as part of AWI's Wool4Skool project. Now in its third year, Wool4Skool 2013 offers a rewarding and cutting- edge design experience without students actually having to make the garment. To ensure widespread participation by schools, the initiative has been planned by teachers and textile experts in line with the Year 7 to 10 education curriculum. The theme for this year's competition is royalty, and with more than $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, students are urged to visit the Wool4Skool website at www.wool4skool.com and start thinking about how they would dress a member of a royal family. Teachers are encouraged to take part in this unique project by introducing Wool4Skool into their lesson plan. Those who register have the chance to win $2500 and will be sent a resource pack including fabric samples and design support to help with the students' work. AWI project manager Renne Trad said this project highlights the importance of education through a hands-on experience. "The 2012 program, with the theme Modern Australia, had an overwhelming response and our overall winner -- Brooke Pearce -- had the rare opportunity to explain her winning design to HRH The Prince of Wales on his recent visit to Australia as part of the Campaign for Wool," Ms Trad said. "The Campaign for Wool is very much geared towards education and Wool4Skool has paved the way for Australian design teachers and students to follow suit. AWI has worked very closely with leading teachers and textile experts which proved crucial in developing relevant resources. "This year Wool4Skool is shaping up to be even bigger than previous years, and we are once again delighted to have leading Australian fashion designer Jonathan Ward on board to bring the winning garment to life as well as Girlfriend magazine for offering the Year 10 winner a photo shoot." A student from the Southern Highlands Christian School in Bowral NSW, Miss Pearce said it was a great experience being part of the Wool4Skool program. "I have had lots of opportunities to meet people in the wool and fashion industry and I have learnt about the benefits of using wool in garments," Miss Pearce said. "I recommend Wool4Skool for any teenagers looking for a future career in fashion design." More information: www.wool4skool.com Wool4Skool design competition How to get involved in Wool4Skool 2013 and help educate the next generation about the benefits of Australian wool March 2013 BEYOND THE BALE WOOL 4 SKOOL® - - Chloe Glassie (left) models Brooke Pearce's 2012 Wool4Skool winning design, which was brought to life by Australian designer Jonathan Ward (back). WOOLGROWERS AND PARENTS Contact your local high school and encourage them to get involved in the Wool4Skool program. Information for schools and teachers is available at www.wool4skool.com YEAR 7-10 TEACHERS Simply register your school and year groups at www. wool4skool.com to receive a free Merino wool fabric pack for the classroom. YEAR 7-10 STUDENTS Learn more about the competition at www.wool4skool.com and then talk to your teacher about getting your year group involved. Student and teacher submissions close on 10 June 2013 at 6pm AEST.