Pupils have designs on success

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STUDENTS strutted their stuff by organising their own fashion show.

Harton School’s Sixth Form students hosted the event to showcase prom dresses and men’s formal wear to gain inspiration for their en-d of term prom.

Year 12 and 13 pupils worked together to produce and design the annual event, and 19 of them took to the catwalk to show off their outfits, which had been supplied by L’Amour Bridal Wear in Boldon Lane, South Shields.

Richard Burroughs, head of the Sixth Form, said: “After rehearsing together, the 19 models were ready to strut their stuff. Despite last minute panics, the students managed to deliver a wonderful evening.

“The annual event is one that is eagerly anticipated by the pupils as end of year prom preparations are already underway.”

The first half of the show saw the teenagers modelling and dancing to classic songs such as Putting On the Ritz, Mack the Knife, while the feather boas came out for Hey Big Spender.

The second part of the event had a younger and fresher feel with students modelling to songs including Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger and the Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling.

Throughout the evening the audience had opportunities to see the dresses and suits available from L’Amour, complemented by hairdressing displays from ‘Remix’ Salon in Prince Edward Road, South Shields.

The pupils at the school in Lisle Road, South Shields, also compiled a brochure and set up a stall advertising and selling pre-loved prom dresses.

Raffle prizes were donated by Beamish Hall, The Fitness Camp Academy and Colmans.

Mr Burroughs said: “The bad weather didn’t deter the audience, who applauded and praised the students for all of their hard work, effort and enthusiasm.

“The show was a great success, and the students are already looking forward to next year’s event.”

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