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Teens run pop-up shop

THERE was a new shop in Leongatha but only for last week.
Students at Education Centre Gippsland ran a pop-up shop in the former surfwear store at the corner of Peart and Bruce streets, with proceeds going to youth homelessness.
Boys and girls sold artwork, upcycled furniture, screenprinted t-shirts and picture frames they have made or transformed, as well as records they turned into speakers and clocks. There were also clothes and shoes to buy.
The students are VCAL Foundation intermediate and senior level students from the college in Leongatha, which is part of Community College Gippsland.
Student Corrine Garton made a birdhouse, upcycled a chair, and made a clock and jewellery.
“I’ve learnt how to fix something instead of throwing it away,” she said.
Classmate Elizabeth Hatherley said running a shop was not as easy as she thought.
“We’ve been waiting trying to get customers to come in,” she said.
Student Rose Dittrich painted an artwork of mandalas and a Buddha. She gained customer service and artistic skills from her experience.

Creative trio: from left, among the Education Centre Gippsland students selling goods in the pop-up shop in Leongatha were Corrine Garton, Rose Dittrich and Elizabeth Hatherley.

Creative trio: from left, among the Education Centre Gippsland students selling goods in the pop-up shop in Leongatha were Corrine Garton, Rose Dittrich and Elizabeth Hatherley.

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