Colourful fashion show ends school charity week

STAGE Students performing at the show.    Picture: Sarah Standing (110626-7224)
STAGE Students performing at the show. Picture: Sarah Standing (110626-7224)
From left, Elissa Curtis, LAET Brady and Mason Parker. Picture: PO Phot Nicola Harper

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A STUNNING fashion show closed the final chapter of a venture which raised more than £7,500 for charity.

Girls from Portsmouth High School strutted colourful high street outfits – and even the collection they designed – for the event that was meant to round off the Sixth Form Charity Week last December, but was cancelled due to snow.

Emma Gowling, 17, head girl, said: ‘Organising the Charity Fashion Show was a great experience. We are thrilled that we’ve finally been able to rearrange it, and put our hard work to practise.’

The fashion show was just one of many charity week fundraisers including an abseil, a netball tournament and talent show to support the Over the Wall charity, which provides residential breaks for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Jan Cresswell, assistand head of the sixth form, said: ‘I’m so impressed our students find the time in their busy academic schedule to stage this wonderful Charity Fashion Show.

‘It’s very much their event – from sourcing clothes and liaising with local businesses to choreographing the walks and even designing a collection.

‘They’ve worked together as a team to raise a fantastic sum of money.’