September 18, 2014
Billabong High School and Wodonga TAFE are joining forces to wow visitors at the Henty Machinery Field Days.
Twelve Year 10 students from Billabong and students from two TAFE courses (hair design and fashion) are involved in the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards in the Country Lifestyle pavilion.
Billabong supplies models for the catwalk, showcasing hats and fashion since 2002.
Wodonga TAFE fashion students have traditionally entered garments and millinery in the awards, but this year hair design students have been invited by field day organisers to style the model’s hair.
Certificate III students will be giving up some of their term holidays to learn more about their craft.
Teacher Sallie Brown said has challenged the students to use only three elastics, six pins and two hair products.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the models parade those fantastic creations before an audience of 200 plus,’’ Ms Brown said.
The Natural Fibre Awards have drawn entries from as far as the Northern Territory and parades will be held daily at 1pm. Parades of garments from Country Lifestyle clientele will be held daily at 11am.
A total of $3500 prize money is on offer across knitted or crochet, accessory and millinery categories.
Country Lifestyle co-ordinator Lyn Jacobsen said the field days were about community involvement.
“The fashion awards are no exception, everyone wins,’’ Mrs Jacobsen said.
“The Billabong students add to their CVs, the TAFE students apply their new found knowledge, we get assistance where we need it, the quality of entries is strong and our audience always has a ball.’’
More information on the Wodonga TAFE’s fashion and hair design accredited courses can be found on www.wodongatafe.edu.au