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Last week the children of year 5 and 6 put on a sustainable fashion show, capping off their learning in geography about the global garment industry. Here is a video showing a few of the outfits and some of the learning reflections from Turquoise class:
And here are some shocking facts that were written by some of the children in Turquoise Class:
It takes between 10,000 – 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton! Yes it’s true. But there’s a solution – rent clothes! 
The fourth largest freshwater lake in the world, the Aral Sea, has been drained to a third of its original size, just for our clothes (growing cotton)!
In Bangladesh the minimum wage is £90 per year! Be sustainable, we’re watching! (by Rufus, Ivo, Chloe and Lucy)

Did you know that the garment workers in Asia often get paid the minimum wage instead of a living wage? A living wage means a worker can afford: food, water, clothing, medicine, shelter and some leftover money for emergencies.

What is a pirate’s way to be sustainable? The 6 aaarrs!  (by Emily, Nieve and Maddie)


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