The noughties

The noughties

The 1980s

The 1980s

Playing dress up

Playing dress up

Members of staff involved in the Erasmus scheme donated pictures of themselves and their family members growing up in different decades. These were then put onto a powerpoint and delivered to a class of year 9 students, who had to differentiate between the fashions and guess which era each fashion belonged to. After, the students were split into smaller groups and were asked to research one style in further detail. Once all students had done this, a new powerpoint was created with a more detailed account of the progression of fashion in Britain from the 1950s onwards.

Students had fun recognising their teachers as children, wearing various fashions, and enjoyed comparing their own styles with those seen on the powerpoint. They also enjoyed learning about the different styles Britain adopted throughout the decades and reflected on how outdated they appeared now and whether in a couple of decades time, their own style would appear outdated and ugly. The success of this session led to a vintage make over session in Aspire, in which girls adopted different eras and dressed up in that attire and wore their hair and make up in the style of fashion related to that decade.

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