Teachers, parents and pupils make catwalk debut!

Teachers, parents and pupils from St Paul’s RC Primary School in Blackburn hit the catwalk as part of The Mall’s fabulous Fall for ME fashion and beauty events, and bagged themselves a £1000 community donation.

Five children, five men and 10 women became models for the day on Saturday 26th October, which was the grand finale for a week-long celebration of Autumn style.

Representing reception class at St Paul’s was Noah Makarenco and twins Jayden and Jojo Keyser, whose parents also took part. Emma Rigby from Year Four and Ava Bolton from Year Five completed the line up of super stylish youngsters.

Hosted by fashion expert Donna Pilling and design student and expert blogger Laura Heitzman, the fashion extravaganza was a huge hit with shoppers.

Tracy Smith, Reception Class Teaching Assistant, organised for the school to take part in the event and she said: “We have worked in partnership with The Mall Blackburn for several years now and they are always more than happy to help with arranging behind the scenes visits.

“When we were approached to take part in this fashion show we thought it was the perfect way to thank them for all their help over the years, and it was a great excuse to get pampered and dressed up!

“We didn’t know that there would be a donation at the end of it so as you can imagine, we were absolutely over the moon!

“Staff at the school are busy working out how to put the money to best use and we have initially decided to use some of it to buy wet weather boxes and fill them with games for when children aren’t able to play outside during adverse weather.

“Each class is being allocated a budget and they must work and use maths skills to ensure they get everything they want.

“I would like to thank everyone at The Mall for this amazing donation.”

Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “Our week long celebration of Autumn style was a huge success and what better way to end it than a fashion show with real life Lancashire models!

“Everyone looked fabulous on the day and we are delighted that the donation is being used for something that everyone in the school can benefit from.

“The children looked adorable and everyone had fun, which is perfect. I would like to extend my thanks to St Paul’s for their support and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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