Students take the catwalk by storm at charity fashion event

I was very pleased and excited for our academy to be chosen again this year to take part in Runway on the Runway – a charity fashion show which takes place under the wings of the Concorde plane. It is a real honour to take part in an event that not only raises money for a really good cause, but also gives our students the opportunity to project manage fundraising events and to develop other skills.

Aysha, who is in our Sixth Form, was awarded the Most Improved Model on the catwalk. This was given to her by the choreographer who commented that she was amazed by how Aysha’s confidence had improved.  

I was also very proud for our students to win the Trevor Sorbie Award for best Catwalk Hair. All hair was done by the students and did stand out from the rest. Thanks you to Abbey and Jade for helping out and preparing the models before they went on stage.

Mrs Wedderburn

What the students said:

“Being part of the Runway event for the 2nd time has been more inspiring than I could imagine. An an amazing opportunity.”


“I felt pleased that I helped raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and I would do it again”.


“Raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust has been amazing and I really enjoyed being part of the crew. I felt exceptionally pleased when The Co-operative Academy of Manchester was awarded for having the best hair of the night.”


“The choreographer awarded me the ‘Most Improved Dancer’ award out of all ten schools taking part. I was really emotional and happy – it was a moment I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you to all who supported us throughout to make a change.”

Aysha, Sixth Form student and model.

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