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Pupils' designs in spotlight

Monday 9th June 2014

THE Future Schools Trust held its fifth annual charity fashion show at Cornwallis Academy.

The evening raised £925 for Save the Children and Crossroads Young Carers – charities chosen by the students.

It starred students and staff from Little Learners Nursery, Tiger Primary, NLL and Cornwallis Academies, who all took to the runway to showcase the latest trends courtesy of Fremlin Walk, The Mall, Asda Living and the Save the Children shop in Maidstone.

Students in Years 9 and 12, studying fashion and textiles at the two secondary academies, unveiled their own designs on the catwalk, including recycled dresses, skirts and punk-inspired outfits.

For the third year running models also had the opportunity to have their hair and makeup styled by hair and beauty students from Mid Kent College, making this a real community event.  

The evening also featured performances from Cornwallis and NLL dancers and a talk from students Chloe Ikin and Euan Craker about what it is like to be a young carer, highlighting the great work of one of the charities.  

Marketing and communications manager Emma Bunyard said: “It was  superb to see students and staff coming together to raise money for two really worthwhile causes. The event was also an excellent platform for our fashion and textiles students to show their own stunning designs alongside huge high street stores.”

Photograph courtesy of Ben Horton Photography.