Young Entrepreneurs’ fashion show success

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OVER 50 pupils from Ellon Academy, Ellon Primary and Auchterellon Primary held a successful fashion show last Thursday 23 June, in an effort to raise funds for the school’s Young Entrepreneurs’ club.

The event, which took place in the assembly hall of the Old Academy, saw up to 20 models showing off at least two different looks from a number of top retailers and labels.

In addition to the display of fashions from names including Internacionale, New Look, Republic and AB10, entertainment was provided by Aberdeen street band ‘The Guarana Drummers’; Keela, from Auchterellon’s Primary 7 who danced for the audience; and singer Georgina McGurk, who was accompanied by friends playing percussion on pots and pans.

The monies raised on the night will help to support pupils in the Young Entrepreneurs’ club, as they seek to buy materials to help them get their enterprises underway.

Each young entrepreneur is tasked with drawing up a business plan for their proposed enterprise, assisted by representatives of the Wood Group Family Trust. They hope to then go on to run a successful venture of their own.

During the interval, the audience was able to browse the local beauty related business stands and look at dresses and hats made by the Higher Art students’ for their examinations, as well as the Higher Media Studies students’ film work. Professional Times portrait photographer, Andy McLean, also provided a professional photo shoot for the pupils.

Speaking afterwards, Depute Rector Kim Hall said “I am very proud of the way so many pupils of all different age groups pulled together as a team on the night to make sure the event was as successful as possible.

“Yes, there were a few technical glitches, but the show was unforgettable, amazingly creative, unique and stylish. The pupils should be very proud. Everyone learned a lot about event management in a real setting too.”