Charity fashion show raises funds for school

Overall winner, student Suzi Walker
Overall winner, student Suzi Walker
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AN evening of fashion and beauty treatments was enjoyed by parents, staff and students at Durrington High School.

More than 250 people packed the school in The Boulevard to experience the sights and sounds of its first fashion and well-being event, organised by the school’s fund-raisers team.

Karen Purser, community and enterprise manager at the school, said: “The event was a great success, above and beyond our expectations, and we would like thank everyone who supported it. The atmosphere was wonderful.”

The event gave parents and students the chance to enjoy a variety of exhibits, including hair and beauty treatments, jewellery, fitness and photography.

A highlight of the evening was a catwalk show, featuring student and staff models wearing clothing from the high street, charity shops and items made from recycled materials.

Students from Northbrook College were on hand to help with lighting, staging, music and doing models’ hair and make-up.

The school ran a competition to find the school’s next top model – the prize for the top girl model went to Becky Dennis, and Callum Caddock was crowned top boy model. The overall winner of the competition was Suzi Walker, who won a photo-shoot courtesy of Studio IV. PE teacher Jack Corbett was named top staff model.

There was also a successful whole school swap shop on the night, where people could bring in an item of clothing or an accessory and swap it for something else.

The fund-raisers made over £700 for the school and already planning their next event on Friday, March 23 – a quiz night with 2012 related topics.

Tickets are on sale for teams of six costing £2 per person and include a complimentary drink on arrival.

There will be cash prizes, along with cheese and wine tasting.

Money raised from both nights will go towards provisions for the school.