Fashion show role models

Pupils Mahia Khan, Thomas Sherrington, Thomas Gould, Finlay Wilkins, Maisie Dewing, Mia Collins, Sonny Brooks and Mia Crawford
Pupils Mahia Khan, Thomas Sherrington, Thomas Gould, Finlay Wilkins, Maisie Dewing, Mia Collins, Sonny Brooks and Mia Crawford
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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!’