Upper Sixth pupils from The Wallace High School took time from their busy study schedule to organise a charity fashion show last week. Forty pupils modelled in the well attended event, which had been organised to raise funds for the Swaziland Schools’ Project.
One of the organisers, Shelley Boyd, explained, “As we come to the end of our school careers here in Wallace , we wanted to do something to help young people in the third world who have not been as fortunate as us in terms of educational opportunities. The Swaziland Schools’ project encourages young people to stay in education and also helps purchase equipment for schools.”
The show was hosted by Upper sixth pupil Chris Carson, and first to take to the catwalk were Head Boy and Head Girl, Philip Carson and Karen Adams.
This event is the second major fundraiser organised in recent months by Wallace Upper Sixth pupils. Christine Jackson explained, “Our Christmas Show, “Christmas Pie”, is a Wallace tradition which we all were very proud to be part of. It raised over £700 for the Simon Community. We all really enjoy taking part in fundraising activities – we’ll remember the fashion show and “Pie” for the rest of our lives and it’s nice to be able to help charities at the same time as having fun.”
Charity coordinator in Wallace, Miss Grace Bill, concluded, ” The Upper Sixth pupils deserve great credit for their work on this venture. Music, lighting, costume and staging were all organised by the pupils themselves and the show was a great success.”
Last modified: October 16, 2007