Pupils from a school learned how to have fun with fashion last week at a workshop set up by charity Styleability and fashion store Primark.
Twelve pupils from Highshore School in Camberwell and Michael Tippet School in Herne Hill – which support young people with learning disabilities and additional needs– visited the store in Tottenham Court Road.
The workshop focused on helping students identify their own style, how to adapt the latest fashions to suit specific needs, and helped to prepare them for the future by discussing what to wear in the world of work.
During the session, the young people worked with stylists from Styleability and Primark to create mood boards with looks that would work for them.
They then hit the shop floor to put their ideas to the test. In addition, students were able to share their ideas on how high street stores such as Primark could make their shops more accessible for those with additional needs.
Discussing the workshop, Katie Sparkes, chairwoman of trustees for Styleability, said: “Disabled young people are much more prone to experiencing low self-esteem and feelings of isolation due to the additional challenges they face, and helping them to feel like they’re looking great and boosting their confidence is one way of combatting this.