Pupils on the catwalk

bearsden academy fashion show raising money for barnado's and LGBT youth, born this way'Photo by Emma Mitchell'17/1/12
bearsden academy fashion show raising money for barnado's and LGBT youth, born this way'Photo by Emma Mitchell'17/1/12

BEARSDEN Academy held its annual fashion show again this year with the theme ‘Born This Way’ - and it has raised more than £2,500 so far with more expected to come in and hopefully break last year’s total of £3,000.

This year it was bigger and better than ever, with over 120 pupils involved. An excellent committee of experienced sixth year pupils once again put together two sell-out performances with over 200 guests last Wednesday and Thursday.

The two charities supported this year were the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Youth Scotland charity, which provides support for young people coming to terms with their sexuality and Barnardo’s, the children’s charity which transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through projects and campaigning research.

Much of the success was thanks to the support from those involved. Gillian Copeland, from Mademoiselles, and students from Clydebank College provided the hair styling and make-up expertise, clothes were provided by Pink Poodle, Gliteratti, McGregor and McDuff, Slaters, Primark in Glasgow and Clydebank, and Top Shop.

Some of the prom dresses were provided by Megan Cuthbertson, a former pupil of Bearsden Academy who now runs her own company, Nutmeg Couture.

Throughout the two events the audiences were treated to a dozen routines, choreographed by the sixth year committee and compered by Aimee Dumbuya and Tommy Hay.

The organisers also wish to thank Miss Linzi Mackell, whose hard work and dedication inspired the participants.