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Students launch community closet

Sudents with “nothing to wear” to their school formal have come up with an ingenious idea to solve the age-old problem, the Herald Sun reports.

With just weeks until their senior dance, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College students have launched a community closet, where people can loan their finery to kids who may otherwise have missed out on the school’s night of nights.

“We’ve had students in the past stress about it — some have gone to extreme lengths and some felt like they couldn’t go at all,” house co-ordinator and teacher Tara Ambrosio said.

After a call-out through students, teachers, their friends and family, the Braybrook school has been sent almost 70 dresses, 20 mens’ suits, pants and shirts and an assortment of shoes, handbags and belts.

“It’s going gangbusters,” Ms Ambrosio said.

With up to 500 year 11 and 12 students invited to the formal on June 13, it’s expected one in five could arrive in something borrowed thanks to the community closet.

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Pupil power cracks ‘nothing to wear’ dilemma with community closet (Herald Sun)