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Mount Sackville Strikes a Pose for 'Respect'
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If you were at Mount Sackville Secondary School on Wednesday April 11 last– you would be forgiven for thinking you were at the New York/Paris/ Milan Fashion Week. The school’s gym hall was transformed into an elaborate catwalk designed to show off the Spring/Summer collection from 7 boutiques. It was all done in aid of the charity ‘Respect’.
32 models – drawn from male and female members of the teaching and administrative staff of Mount Sackville – and the girls from Transition Year – made it a colourful and energetic line up of beauty and razzmatazz. But it was the four models from the charity itself who stole the show. They literally brought the house down! And it was not just fashion on display to entertain, the Scoil Rince Ui Dhubhail dancing school wowed us with their Irish dancing expertise before and after the interval. Cakes were baked by the students to feed the audience -and added further monies to the charity coffers.
The boutiques on display were Shamon, Manley, Take Two, Captaintortue on line, Dawson’s Menswear, Strike Performance and many others. The event showcased evening wear, casual wear, sportswear, cocktail dresses, debutante dresses and bridal wear. There was something for everyone in the packed audience.
The event was organised by the Transition Year students in Mount Sackville as part of their charity awareness campaign – but the concept of the Fashion Show was the brainchild of Ms Eileen Ring. Mount Sackville and Respect have rekindled a relationship that lends itself easily with the school’s ethos of ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’. It is a major aim of Mount Sackville’s transition year programme to promote a sense of social awareness of our community and to foster a lifelong sense of helping those less well off than ourselves.
There were two main objectives in organising such an evening – to raise awareness of the incredible work of ‘Respect’ and to raise money. Both were achieved. The Transition Year girls are delighted to present a cheque for €6240 to Sr Zoe of ‘Respect’ with a promise to raise more over the coming years.
Fashion is something that comes from within you – so does respect – and at Mount Sackville last Wednesday – these two worlds collided to make a wonderful evening’s entertainment.
New York, Milan, Paris – eat your heart out!!
Ms Clodagh Havel
Transition Year Coordinator
Mount Sackville Secondary School
[ posted under General News on 18 April 2018 ]