STUDENTS and staff from Ballycastle High School have again demonstrated their organisational skills by running a successful fashion show which has given two local charities a welcome financial boost.
Representatives from Aware Defeat Depression and Northern Ireland Hospice were each presented with cheques for £800 the proceeds of a two-night event during which students and staff put on a display of fashion from local stores.
It was obvious that much planning and preparation had gone in and the effort was aptly summed up by the principal, Mr. Ian Williamson, who told the audience:
“The energy and enthusiastic display by the models this evening is an example to us all. I am glad to be associated with the school.”
Under the guidance of teacher Deborah Wood, and the chair of the School’s Charity committee, Katriona Maxwell, as well as other members of the committee, the audience were treated to a display of the latest in modern wear with a fine display of evening attire bringing the curtain down on a thoroughly professional show.
Ballycastle High School can take pride from the fact that in the recent past almost £10,000 has been raised for Northern Ireland charities.
That is down to the enthusiasm of staff and students who threw their weight behind the project and rehearsed for hours to make sure everything went smoothly.
Summing up the event Mr. Williamson said that sometimes things could be difficult in school with pressures of work, illness and general frustrations.
“Life is busy, but it is good to keep an eye that we help others.
“The charity work of the committee has shone through and the importance of this in our own community and those in the wider community who are deserving of our help,” he said.
The school would like to thank the many businesses who willingly offered prizes for a raffle which helped boost the amount for both charities.