Last Friday evening the main school hall was transformed into a live catwalk with staff and students from year 10 all glammed up to walk in the name of charity.
The event was well supported with over 150 people attending, with even more buying raffle tickets before the event and donating to the girl’s cause.
The organisers of the event, Chloe Hrycyszyn, Madeleine Bickley, Mollie Cronin, Jazmin Watts and Santana Shibu, spent their summer and the beginning of this term, in discussion with fashion designers, Janes and Sawyer both of Torquay, and arranging raffle prizes from many of Torquay’s high street stores. Some of the top prizes that were donated were 2x gift bags from Clarins worth £100, theatre tickets, Pizza Express vouchers, a £50 Janes voucher and they were also given 120 gift bags from Clarins in Hoopers to give out to adult ticket holders on the evening – which went down a treat with attendees.
The evening was opened by Mr Brown and the proceedings were presented throughout by the school’s very own Master of Ceremonies Mr McGuiness, who kept the crowd laughing even when sitting in darkness when the school’s power tripped out. The first walks were by the year 10 girls in Jane’s prom dresses and the categories ranged from short, to evening and glitz outfits. The year 10 boys followed next, with a range of colours and styles in Sawyer’s suits and the first half finished with some amazing musical items from Georgie Dommett, Matilda Bates and Jessica Choi, all of year 10.
The second half was opened once again by the students; the girls this time wearing more casual clothes, showing off Janes wide selection of scarves and bags and the boys wearing alternative versions of Sawyer’s large range of hire suits. The show then moved onto another one of its highlights, the staff walks. First up was the lovely ladies who were showing off some of their more glamorous evening and formal wear, and despite a technical hitch with the music continued on like professionals. The men followed this, wearing a range of formal hire suits from Sawyers, and surprised everyone with their very polished, synchronised robot dance which they performed towards the end of their walk. The finale was a spectacle of all students in their favourite outfits of the evening and was finished with the staff making a final appearance on stage at the end with all the students in their final positions.
The final totals raised for the event, subject to VAT, came to a staggering £847.05 which is a fantastic achievement. A big well done to the 5 organisers and everyone else who supported the event.