RECYCLED designs were on parade at a charity fashion show staged by students from three schools.

Pupils from Cordwalles Junior and Kings International College, Camberley, and Sandhurst School put together their costumes and choreographed dance routines to showcase their work.

McDonald's sponsored the event and put up prizes of £100 for the junior entrants, £150 for the runners up in the senior category, and £250 for the winners of the senior section.

The three judges — Surrey Heath mayor Cllr Ray Christie, the deputy mayor of Sandhurst Audrey Shephard and the Camberley News's chief reporter Sonia Marshall had a tough time picking just three entrants.

Any money that was left over from ticket sales would be donated to the Ronald McDonald Children's Charity.

Community manager Jennie Wigley came up with the theme of recycling and each outfit was made from charity shop clothes.

Three teams from Cordwalles Junior School on the Old Dean entered the extravaganza, with teams making costumes from bubblewrap, using crisp packets to decorate hemlines of skirts and bin-bags to create tuxedos and wedding dresses.

Cordwalles' winning team recreated a bridal theme with white plastic bags forming a dress and coloured bags making a bouquet and detail on the dress.

The boys were wearing black bin liners shaped like a shirt and tails to accompany the bride while she made her choice of suitor.

Each team had to dress a male and female model, create a team name and put together a dance routine to wow the judging panel.

In the senior section, short tartan skirts,

cow-girl chic and urban punk trawled from charity shops created a selection of different outfits.

Winners of the senior category who swept up the £250 cheque were a team from the Sandhurst School called ‘Work Hard, Play Hard', dressed in patchwork and carrying chimney sweep brushes.

Runners up were the Metallica Pink team from Kings International College who had designed silver and pink matching outfits.

Organiser of the event Jennie Wigley said a lot of time and effort had gone into staging the fashion show and the pupils had spent a lot of time creating their costumes.

"It's always a surprise to me how imaginative they are.

"It's a very broad theme that I gave them, but they all took it in different directions.

"I wouldn't have liked to have been a judge because they were all so different and it was difficult to compare them."

Mrs Wigley said this had been the third year the fashion show had been staged and the pupils and the teachers at the schools had always put in a lot of effort.

Junior school teachers had put in a lot of work with their pupils, said Mrs Wigley, whereas the senior entrants were given "guidance" on how to realise their ideas.

McDonald's community manager thanked everyone for their support and added she was delighted that Wavelength disco and Euro Hire from Farnborough stepped in at the last minute to help with the sound and lighting.