SCHOOLS are being asked to help create a fun exhibition of classroom chic.

Kirklees Council's Community History Service aims to put school uniforms in the spotlight.

The exhibition - to be held at the Tolson Museum, Moldgreen, in September - is part of an annual project entitled Kirklees Fashion.

Katina Bill, collection officer, said: "Every year we focus on a particular local group where clothing is important to identity and where styles and fashions are important.

"Last year, we featured Asian wedding outfits and this year it is school uniforms."

KCHS plan to work with students from Moor End Technology College at Crosland Moor to collect photos of school uniforms.

There will also be workshops at the museum, where students can design uniforms.

One of the exhibition's centrepieces will be two complete 2004 secondary school uniforms, one for a boy and one for a girl.

The KCHS is appealing to students leaving school this year to give their old uniforms to the display.

KCHS also want details about how schools say uniforms should be worn and how pupils actually wear them.

Ms Bills said: "We want two complete uniforms, but we would also love to get shirts that have been signed."

KCHS also plan to contact every Kirklees secondary school and ask them to give a school tie or badge.

Phone Ms Bills or Kim Strickson on 01484 223800.