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Crowds cheer on students at Budmouth College prom show
CHEERS and applause greeted the second Budmouth prom show as students took to the runway to model the latest looks.
The Hub at Budmouth College was packed as prom fans descended on the school for the show.
The idea behind the event, which sees companies from car hire to hair and make-up set up stalls, is to take the stress out of prom.
Students are able to use the one-stop-shop to get ideas for what they want for the big evening.
This year’s event saw limousines, classic cars and even a fire truck lined up outside the venue while inside racks of colourful dresses and suits lined the walls.
There were stalls with everything from hair and nail ideas to tailoring, fake tans, eyelashes and flowers.
But the centrepiece of the evening was the catwalk where students modelled dresses, suits, make-up and hair styles.
Hair was by Blondz salon and iRoka did the make-up, while the clothing came from Moss Bros, Bridal and Ball and I Do Gowns.
Year 11 students, Shannon Healy, 16, Ruby Bown, 15, and Lucy Ashmore, 15, organised the event with help from Jane Taylor and Rachel Bath from the college.
The students also took to the catwalk to help model the dresses. Mrs Taylor said she was ‘exceedingly proud’ of all the hard work the students had put in.
She said: “They have worked really hard – they have been absolutely amazing.”
Shannon said she was ‘amazed’ by how well it had worked out as the group had to start from scratch to organise everything.
She added that her favourite part of the evening had been watching everyone while they were enjoying the catwalk.
Ruby said the evening had gone ‘brilliantly’.
Students involved in the catwalk said it was a real ‘buzz’ to walk down the runway.
Fabian Peterkin said: “It was quite a lot of pressure. Once you’re on the catwalk it’s easier than it looks.”
Harriet Gilbraith said she had been a bit nervous but that it was fun.
The students said the show had given them ideas for what they would like for their prom outfits in the summer and had encouraged them to try different styles.
There was a raffle and refreshments and the money raised from the evening will go towards the prom and to the Wiru secondary school in Kenya which Budmouth is twinned with.
The organisers would like to thank everyone that came to the show and supported it, Budmouth staff for their help – especially Jane Taylor, everyone for making cakes and Harrison Catering for donating the tea and coffee.
The team would also like to give a special thank you to the stallholders.