Fashion students’ charity showcase

Fashion Show at Carr Hill High School
Fashion Show at Carr Hill High School
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THEY may not have got to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress – but these budding fashionistas showed they know what belongs on the catwalk.

The students from Kirkham’s Carr Hill High School staged their very own charity fashion show to showcase innovative designs.

Fashion Show at Carr Hill High School

Fashion Show at Carr Hill High School

And more than 20 youngsters strutted their stuff on the catwalk as they showed off the work of textiles students from Years 10, 11 and the Sixth Form.

Laura Wickstead, 18, is at the end of her textiles A-Level and said: “This is the first dedicated fashion show we’ve had at Carr Hill and it really was a great success.

“I think people don’t always realise how much time and effort you have to put in to produce good work in textiles so this was our chance to show what we do.

“It was a brilliant opportunity to show off our work, have fun modelling it all and help raise money too.”

Fashion Show at Carr Hill High School

Fashion Show at Carr Hill High School

A-Level students showcased work influenced by designers and styles, while year 10 students used old clothes to make corsets and the Year 11 group were inspired by the swinging 60s, punk and baby products.

The show helped raised money to improve recycling facilities at the Royal Avenue school.

Sixth-former Miriam Hooson, one of those behind the project, said: “We don’t do enough to help the environment.

“Everyone can do more and that’s why we want to highlight recycling at Carr Hill.

“This was a great way of raising this issue and hopefully we’re now on our way to being able to improve recycling here.”

Textiles teacher Amanda Johnson-Holme added: “It was a fabulous show. The students put in a fantastic amount of effort to get this off the ground and I am really proud of them.

“It was a great celebration of the hard work and dedication of students at Carr Hill as well as highlighting those students who want to go the extra mile by raising money for something as important as recycling facilities.”