Fashion programme added to Mayor’s London curriculum
City Hall and London College of Fashion have joined forces to produce a collection of free resources designed to give London-based schoolchildren a glimpse into opportunities in the fashion industry.
The ‘Fashion London’ Key Stage 3 resources have been developed with art and design teachers to give students a taste of the range of jobs available in the fashion industry.
The programme was launched following London Fashion Week in recognition of the sector’s economic worth.
In addition to free lesson plans that take students through the complete design process, teachers will have access to free training sessions at London College of Fashion to get guidance on how to use the resources. Further, 300 students at the East Education Summer School 2020 will get to experience a bespoke workshop.
Justine Simons, deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries said: “London is a global fashion capital and it’s really important that we give the next generation the chance to pursue a career in the industry. Starting in schools is a great way to give young people a taste of what’s on offer and to encourage them to take their first steps towards a successful career.
“This is a growing industry worth £32 billion a year to the economy, with 890,000 jobs and so I’m delighted that we have developed this fantastic resource to open up this great industry to young Londoners and help make it more representative of our city.”
The resource is the latest in a series of initiatives from City Hall to support the fashion sector. These include Fashion District, a fashion tech hub opening in East London and the creation of Creative Enterprise Zones to support artists across the capital.
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