They may not be real models – but Southsea primary schoolchildren certainly proved they were role models at their fashion show.
Final year pupils at Meon Juniors wowed a packed hall of friends and parents as they paraded T-shirts they had designed and made to reflect their personalities.
The creative boys and girls took inspiration from a range of themes including rock music, sports, video games and even vampires, for the exciting show.
Yasmin Warner, 11, made an impression with her multi-coloured floral embroidery.
She says: ‘I went down the catwalk with a little hop in my step like a fairy, which matched my personality and went well with the flower theme on my T-shirt.
‘The soundtrack was excellent and helped transport me into a fantasy world.
‘I’m so proud of how well it went. I couldn’t have asked for a better show to remember my final year at Meon by.’
Tom Gould, 11, created a green graffiti-style ‘epic face’ – like the smiley yellow faces used on computers and mobile phones to express emotions.
He says: ‘I’m quite good at maths so I did a bit of a geeky design, which I thought suited my character pretty well.
‘It was really successful, and I had some good feedback on my T-shirt.
‘Before I did the catwalk I was quite nervous but I had lots of fun. I’m going to keep my T-shirt for years so when I look at it in years to come I can remember Meon Juniors.’
Maisie Dewing, 10, created a mini train on the back of her T-shirt which glistened with sequins and tassels and the word ‘cool’.
She says: ‘It was very girly just like me and I’ll never forget showing it to all those parents and teachers.
‘We were all so excited and nervous at the same time, and I felt quite emotional realising this was our last year at Meon.
‘I’m not interested in being a model but I’d love to be a fashion designer when I’m older.’
Pippa Andrews, Year 6 leader, said 60 out of 70 pupils volunteered to model their T-shirts this year, which was a record for the annual event.
She adds: ‘The children’s designs were phenomenal and it was wonderful to be able to bring their creativity to a mass market!’