Creative Students from Tipperary Set to Perform in the 3 Arena

What do Justin Bieber, Adele and secondary school students from Tipperary have in common? Well on the 14th of April 2016 they can all say that they have performed in the 3 Arena Dublin!

CREATIVE STUDENTS FROM TIPPERARY SET TO PERFORM IN THE 3 ARENA

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture – Serendipi-Tea

Creative teams from across the county will take to Ireland’s most prestigious stage to showcase their couture creation made from rubbish as part of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition hosted by Xpose’s Glenda Gilson.

An amazing four entries from Tipperary have achieved places in the Grand Final. Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel students with their design Silver Slayer; Groovy Garden Girl from St Anne’s Secondary School students; Borrisokane Community College will also travel to Dublin on the 14th of April with their design Serendipi-TEA; and Connect, which was designed by students from Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard.

These teams’ successfully competed in the southern regional final at the start of the month, with only twenty designs making it through to the Grand Final. Each team now hopes to walk away with the top prize of €2,500 for their school, iPad Minis and €500 cash for the team.

CREATIVE STUDENTS FROM TIPPERARY SET TO PERFORM IN THE 3 ARENA

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture – Silver Slayer

Students could also win the chance to walk the red carpet at the Royal Film Premiere in London with the Bank of Ireland Glamour prize or even a Limerick School of Art and Design Scholarship to cover their fees at the college for one full year of study.

Each of the grand finalists will be adjudicated by our lovely Junk judges; model and DJ Vogue Williams; stylist and TV presenter, Rob Condon; design educator from L.S.A.D., Dr Tracy Fahey; Vogue India’s Lorna McGee; and not forgetting the one and only Louis Walsh.

Laura Lynch, Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland said; “This year’s Grand Finalists are truly spectacular and we have been amazed by the sheer imagination and talent displayed by these young student designers. As Ireland’s leading bank for students we are incredibly proud to be able to bring Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture to schools nationwide as part of our comprehensive second level programme. We

CREATIVE STUDENTS FROM TIPPERARY SET TO PERFORM IN THE 3 ARENA

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture – Groovy Garden Girl

are very excited to see the models perform on stage at the 3Arena and the entire audience is in for an exceptional treat. We wish everyone involved the best of luck and remind finalists to get innovative about how they gather support through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app.”

As part of the judging process, the public can get involved by casting a vote for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app. Accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BOIstudents), voting opens9am Monday 28th March and will close midnight Friday 8th April. Individuals can cast a single vote every 24hours. Votes account for 10% of the final mark and can make a huge difference in such a heated competition.  Bank of Ireland is encouraging students to think innovatively about how they gather support through the voting app with the special Bank of Ireland Award in the mix for the most enterprising team.

CREATIVE STUDENTS FROM TIPPERARY SET TO PERFORM IN THE 3 ARENA

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture – Connect

In addition to 80 of Ireland’s finest junk designers showcasing their work with entertaining catwalk performances, a host of special guests will be in attendance on the night! Warm up will be provided by the native Irish singing band Seo Linn, who are well known for their take on Avicii’s hit ‘Wake Me Up’, before Louis Walsh’s new up and coming 6-piece boyband Hometown perform their two number 1 singles Where I Belong and Cry for Help.

Tickets are on sale now available from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Good Luck to all teams from Tipperary in this year’s Grand Final.

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