Pupils at Red House School swapped their uniforms for their own masterpieces, as they took to the catwalk for the school’s bi-annual fashion extravaganza.
In the run up to the big day, children from across the school designed an item of clothing to suit their allocated theme, with this year’s catwalk categories ranging from 70s costumes to Viking and Egyptian themes, gargoyles and even fire!
Friends and families gathered in the Prep & Senior School sports hall, which had been transformed into a fashion arena for the day, to watch the young fashionistas, from the nursery school right up to GCSE level, strut their stuff.
For GCSE pupil, Eleanor Wright, the fashion show was a real highlight in her school year.
“I always loved the fashion show, but now I’m doing my GCSEs, it’s really nice to be able to showcase my own designs.
“Art and design-based GCSEs aren’t subjects you can just pass with exams; they need constant work throughout the year.
“The fashion show is great because we’ve been working hard for so long and we finally got a chance to show off what we’ve made. I felt very proud to see my GCSE work on the catwalk.”
Red House School, an independent school based in Norton, believes in an holistic education and encourages the pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities. The fashion show, now a regular fixture on the calendar, provides an opportunity for the whole school to come together to celebrate the children’s work.
Head of Art, Clare Fraser, said: “Family and community engagement is hugely important to us because we understand the positive impact it has on our pupils’ personal growth.
“Our fashion show is always highly anticipated and brings parents, relatives and friends together to give the children a great experience.
“Taking to the catwalk, in their own creations, gives them a great sense of pride and accomplishment and the children really enjoy designing, making and wearing their costumes and it allows them to experiment, be inventive and develop practical and creative skills in a fun environment.”
The show was a collaborative effort between the Art department and the Parent Teacher Association, who plan to invest the proceeds back into the school for the benefit of the pupils.
Clare added: “The whole school works exceptionally hard to make the event a highlight of the year.”
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