Secondary Innovation & Learning

Spotlight: Food & Textiles Technologies

The Spring Racing Carnival is said to be an accumulation of the most iconic with the latest and greatest fashions through colours, patterns and millinery.

During Term 3, the Year 10 Fashion students completed a millinery unit.  Drawing inspiration from established fashion designers, students designed an outfit and created and manufactured a stunning fascinator to match.  Students completed a millinery workshop with Sharyn Merrin where they learnt the necessary skills to make truly unique fascinators.  We also did a mini workshop with our own Mr Lusty who taught us how to utilise the 3D printers from Industrial Skills.  Students created some amazing fascinators constructed with 3D printed recycled plastic, netting, braid, ostrich feathers, ribbons, buttons and metallic beads.

Upon completion, students agreed to auction off the fascinators in time for Spring fashion events and to donate all of the funds to a charity that works with women suffering from cancer at the Redcliffe Hospital.

Raising over $280, students are using all proceeds from the auction to buy supplies for Starkles.  Starkles specialise in quality medical wigs, scarves, hats and fringes designed especially for hair loss and cancer patients. Their professional and discreet team have been helping women dealing with hair loss as a result of cancer, alopecia, trichotillomania and other medical conditions for over a decade.  Genesis is working with Starkles to provide cancer patients receiving treatment at the Redcliffe Hospital with wigs or head scarfs.  These Fashion students are truly amazing and they should be extremely proud of themselves and the impact they are capable of making to their community.


Jade Walters

Secondary Teacher