After months of designing and rehearsing, we’re finally ready for the Fashion Show. It was all started with a few pieces of cloth, a pair of scissors, useful materials and who can ever forget about the ever-occupied glue guns and the sewing machine. The art block was just suddenly crowded with people. Beautiful designs were displayed around the place, inspiring new designers to show off their arty side, unleashing their creativity and originality.
As for the models, they were extremely thrilled about the Fashion Show, nervous yet heart-stirring. We had four rehearsals in total for models and designers, and we all did really well in each practice. We also had the honour of Jennifer in sixth form to teach us how to walk confidently (especially with killer heels!) on stage, such as looking to the front with a straight body gesture. All of us learnt at least something from her.
With all the practices we went through, it was finally the 7th of February. After our Saturday tests, designers were busy doing the final touches on their amazing designs, models were on the go with doing their make-up and hairstyles, some students and staffs were also trying to set up the final model stage. Everybody was waiting impatiently for the real show to start. At 7:30 pm, the show has officially started, everybody was jumping up and down, holding on with excitement, every one of us were either worried about our walks, or trying to stay confident as they were in the rehearsal. But in the end, every single one of us did tremendously well, the judges were very pleased, and we were all proud of ourselves. In the end, Meg and Joicy were awarded prizes for the best use of materials; Diana and Oleksandra were announced the best models in the show; last but not least, the best designers that conveyed the theme of Strength and Fragility were awarded to Amy and Charles. In general, the show was a total success and everybody enjoyed it.
Lastly, I want to thank all the people (especially Miss Tonks and Miss Saleemi) who contributed in this Fashion Show. They had spent all their effort and time for that night, leaving something memorable not only for them, but also for every one of us.
Shuxuan Lin F4
On the 21st January Wednesday, we were lucky enough to have an Oxbridge alumni – James Walker to come over and talk to us form 5s about the procedures to apply for universities which included completing our UCAS forms, personal statements and attending interviews. He also informed us of the different aspects of studying in an Oxbridge University such as expectations/requirements, responsibilities, and whether or not it was the right choice for us. Prior to this talk, I always had the idea that Oxbridge universities had high expectations, for all students to be the same and a place of all work and no play. However Mr. Walker made me realize that they were looking for unique individuals who would work well together in a team and would manage to take on challenges and the intensity of the program. Although I see this as a very hard goal to reach, he made all believe that every single one of us had the qualities of an Oxbridge student.
Straight after the talk, many speakers from some of the top universities including LSE, University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, UCL, Imperial, King’s College etc and jobs (engineering, medicine, law, architecture, marketing, journalism etc). They too gave us an insight of what it would be like to study or work there, they talked about the challenges we might face and also introduced us to their own unique system.
Overall, these talks gave me a clearer image of what I am aiming to achieve in the near future and realise how hard I have to work in order to reach my goals. They were all very interesting and gave me determination and motivation to strive for the best. I particularly found the barrister talk by Anne Barnes extremely helpful, as she gave me a better understanding of the day in life of a lawyer as well as what kind of degree I need in order to become a successful barrister.
Brandy Chu F5