Edward Milne Community School grads strutted down the catwalk on March 14-15 to raise funds for graduation costs.
About 50 students provided input, choreographed and performed in a 12 act fashion show.
The students modelled garments from retail stores like Old Navy, Eagle Eye Outfitters and Magic Wand. The show covered the entire gamut of entertainment from a humorous wilderness attire sequence to the traditional boy and girl prom scene.
School principal Roberta Kubik, said all the funds raised from the $7 ticket sales would be put towards graduation expenses like gowns, suits and ceremony tickets.
She said the week of the grad fashion show is always an exciting time at the school, with the 300-person capacity auditorium filled with former grads and family.
“The school has been vibrating.”
According to Heather Garrioch, show co-ordinator and parent, participating students provided input, choreographed their own sequences, and put in a lot of time.
“For two and a half months they rehearsed three times a week, and in the last week it was everyday.”
“It builds connection and school spirit,” Garrioch said, adding some students, who already had their grad costs covered, donated their fashion show proceeds to their peers.
Garrioch said the event planning met with some delay due the teachers’ job action, but added the school banded together to make sure the show went ahead.
“It’s been really hard with the teachers’ job action, but they’ve been really cooperative…the school comes together and helps out,” she said, listing the support of alumni, support staff, current students and parents.