AT the beginning of March, Beath High School pupils went to Derry in Northern Ireland, to compete in the 2019 Regional Final of the Bank of Ireland JunkKouture, recycled fashion competition.

The competition was also open to pupils from across Scotland and along with Wellington School in Ayr, Arran High School on the Isle of Arran and Earlston High School in Berwickshire, Eden Mitchell from Beath put on a dramatic and powerful performance in her team’s costume, ‘Mother Earth’.

The costume was made in her S3 art class along with Claire Scott and Calla Philp. They created the costume using everything from plastic bags, fishing nets, old cds, newspaper, cans and bottles, with the intention of sending out a strong message to the audience about the damage humans are doing by polluting the world’s oceans with plastic waste.

Although Beath’s entry did not make it further to the Grand Final in Dublin in May, Eden Mitchell, along with Elise Hunter and Eve Barnes, all had a great time.

Miss Brown said: "Eden shone all day, not just during her performance but in the way she interacted with other competitors, teachers and the judges. "She put so much hard work into the costume and as a result she got so much back from the experience. I think she will be talking about it for a long time to come. She was a credit to Beath High School.

"Hopefully Beath pupils will have the opportunity to have a similar experience next year with the JunkKouture competition, it would be great to keep Beath’s success going for a third year running, we’ll certainly try!"