THE MISFITS

imageLast term at Wye School there was an intergenerational project whereby people from the community (elderly but not exclusively so) took part in lessons about fashion and inventions. It was a great idea and I think that everyone who took part enjoyed it – children, teachers and adults.

As part of the follow-up, Dave Martin has written a report which I’m publishing here with his permission: 150708TheMisfits. The report details the project as a whole but within it you’ll find some great designs for clothes and comments about how valuable the experience was for both generations.

I particularly like these comments regarding fashion:

“I think I shocked them when asked if I would wear leather and I replied I did when I rode my motor bike!”

And “We were around when the mini-skirt was invented!”

The over-60s fightback has begun…

 

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: jasperbouverie.com which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and FunderFilms.com which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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