Pupils design school uniform and get the profits

NEW DESIGNS: Haeata pupil Orlando Wright with one of the new school uniform t-shirts designed by a group of pupils.

A group of Haeata Community Campus pupils have been given the opportunity to redesign their school uniform.

Ten pupils in years 7-10 were given a loan of $2500 from the school to create t-shirts to sell at the uniform shop.

They are slowly making a small profit and hope to reinvest the money and expand the uniform range.

The designs being used are some the school received from Ariki Creative and the pupils arranged the compositions into two new designs.

The project is part of a larger learning campaign within the school involving 50 students. The project is looking at propaganda and school culture.

Teacher Clark Williams said the students realised it is far easier to produce negative propaganda than positive messages which take a lot more work.

The uniform re-design was one way the pupils felt they could use a positive technique to change school culture. Mr Williams believes the new “wicked uniform alternatives” will create a positive change for the pupils.

The t-shirts cost $15 each and can be purchased from the school.

Three students are currently in charge of running the uniform store as part of their current kaupapa (inquiry programme).