Pupils display model behaviour

PUPILS from schools around Suffolk displayed model behaviour when they stepped onto the catwalk at a glamorous fashion show.

Tom Potter

PUPILS from schools around Suffolk displayed model behaviour when they stepped onto the catwalk at a glamorous fashion show.

An audience of nearly 400 people saw dozens of dazzling dresses and scores of sartorial suits worn by youngsters ahead of prom season.

Pupils from Copleston, Kesgrave, Northgate, Amberfield, Stoke and Farlingaye high schools, proved themselves naturals when it came to modelling the couture collection.


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The show was held at Elizabeth Hotel, Copdock, where the young models showed off more than 120 prom dresses and men's wear.

It also included two unique dresses designed by a pair of students from Stoke High School.

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Jasmine Parkinson and Pearle Bolaane were selected for their creativity and style during a business partnership between the school and Ipswich based dress shop Izzi Izaiah - in which year 11 pupils submitted sketches of their dream prom dress.

Jasmine and Pearle's dresses were made at Izzi Izaiah's ethically run workshop in India and the students were able to contribute their ideas throughout the dress making process via a live webcam.

Seema Eisenwood, who organised the show and runs Izzi Izaiah dress shop in Tacket Street, Ipswich, said: “The pupils all made stunning models. They were all so graceful in the way they walked and moved on the catwalk.

“We only had a couple of hours to get everyone ready and the choreography was actually done on the morning of the show. It was a difficult task to get so many pupils from so many different schools in the same place at the same time.”

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