Selkirk High School has been granted £7,323 by Awards For All to stage its next fashion show, All Dolled Up, on March 26, and take its 14 fashion students on a trip to London.
The 4th, 5th and 6th year pupils on the Creative Fashion Course learn about all aspects of fashion design and stage production.
Educational consultant, Clair Hood, explained: “The money from Awards for All will allow us to add to the limited sound and lighting equipment already in the school, which will help us to stage our fashion show. It will also purchase a back screen projector.
“All of these will be used for staging our fashion show, as well as being available to help any music and drama groups in the school, and also in the wider community. Volunteers will be recruited from the local community to help run the show in a variety of roles, from lighting to sound.
“We are taking pupils from the course to London in December and we’ve arranged a visit to Vivienne Westwood’s studio, as well as Central St Martin’s college of Art and Design, a knitwear exhibition featuring Chanel to Vivienne Westwood and the Johnstons of Elgin London showroom.
“We will also go to the West End Show, Wicked, where the students can experience the sound, lighting, costumes and make-up in a professional show. This grant ensures that all our pupils can afford to go. For the first time we’ve invited Galashiels Academy pupils. We’d love to make the course Borders-wide.”