Sixth Form - Recycled Charity Fashion Show

Our annual Recycled Charity Fashion Show is held in early October.  There are two shows, one for Years 7-9, and another for Years 10 upwards.  The theme for the event is always set early so that students can start preparing their costumes.  Last year’s ‘Carnival’ was a huge success, vibrant and energetic, and we have no doubt that this year’s Harry Potter-themed show will be every bit as good.  The emphasis on recycling is key, with judges paying particular attention to how students have sourced and used the materials that make up their costumes.

The event is run by a group of Sixth Formers, under the guidance of the Head of Art and Head of Sixth Form.  The students take the lead at every stage of the process.  In the weeks leading up to the event they are responsible for compiling all the entry information and double-checking they have every detail correct for the programme, which they also design.  They create the set and put together the running order, as well as writing the script for both shows.  On the day itself the Sixth Form help marshal participants and welcome guests, as well as manage all the technical elements, whether it’s operating the lighting desk or adding music to the show with a carefully chosen playlist.  Finally, a small group compere the show in front of a packed house. 

The Fashion Show is always a memorable event which the girls enjoy immensely.  It gives the Sixth Form students involved the opportunity to develop a huge range of skills, including teamwork, creativity, meticulous organisation, communication, presentation, public speaking, problem-solving and the ability to think on one’s feet.