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Fairtrade Fashion Show and Summer Fun

July 13th, 2010

_MG_5858_edited-1Catwalk28On Friday the 9th July, Harrow Way Community School held a fantastic Fairtrade Fashion Show, which was followed by a Summer Fun evening filled with a variety of goods and a bouncy castle!

The Fashion Show was aimed to raise money for Fairtrade and was organised by the school’s Year 10 Unicef Peer Educators withFairtrade the CoopLogosupport of Hilary Delany, Head of RE and Citizenship. A big thanks must go to Helen Carter from Fair’s Fayre located at the Weyhill Fairground for providing all of the clothes and accessories, and also to the Co-operative for sponsoring the refreshments.

Throughout the evening students and one of our teachers modelled the Fairtrade clothing. The school changed its auditorium stage to provide a catwalk for the models, who strutted and posed in their outfits. The night consisted of 2 halves and an interval. Each half of the show lasted fifteen minutes. The interval included two of our talented students, Steph Boulton (vocals) and Anna Bazzoni (guitar) providing entertainment for the audience.

With the help of three students from Andover College, Millie Cook, Alex Forsythe and Max Barnett, the show came together and each Unicef Peer Educator had an assigned task; whether it was making posters, decorating the auditorium, choreographing or even introducing the models, we all had a key role which made the show a success.

I spoke to Janet Grant and after watching the fashion show she said “It was very entertaining and well presented. I would consider buying Fairtrade clothes in the future”.

unicef-logo RRSWe all had a great time and have learned a lot more about Fairtrade through organizing this event. I hope more people decide to buy from Fairtrade in the future!

What a great start for Harrow Way, who have just become a Unicef Rights Respecting School!

Lauren Lind – Year 10 Unicef Peer Educator

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