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PUPILS from the 'Creative Fashion' course at Selkirk High are getting catwalk ready for their annual fashion extravaganza due to be held at the school on Wednesday, March 23.

‘So Sew’ will feature outfits created by pupils as part of the 34-week long course which has seen them creating upcycled outfits and accessories inspired by the Borders-wide heritage of wool, tartan and tweed.

There will be a chance to see work that students have carried out on trends in local textile industries and businesses, and first and third year students will also be showcasing work they completed as part of their art and design course.

The course is co-ordinated by Liz Parkes and Clair Hood from Creative Borders in Education. They said: “The aim of the course is to share with pupils the importance of our national textile industry, both historically and in the present day.

"They are also given the opportunity to develop their creativity and practical abilities, as well as increasing their self-confidence and presentation, leadership and team working skills.

“Every year we are delighted by the creativity and imagination shown by the students who take our course and this year has been no exception. ‘So Sew’ will feature a wide range of outfits in 10 categories with all the work that has taken place over the past weeks and months coming together in a highly colourful and exciting show that we are proud to be part of.”

The textile industry is an important part of the cultural and economic history of the Borders, and this course helps students engage with this colourful history and learn more about the its significance to the region.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Education at Scottish Borders Council said: “We have seen a sample of what they have been up to with the stunning images from their recent photoshoot but I have no doubt there will be much more to come on the 23rd when they model their full collection for us.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to go along and appreciate the commitment, skill and sheer hard work that these talented young people will have put into making ‘So Sew’ the success it deserves to be.

"I wish everyone involved every success with their preparations and of course on the night itself.”

The fashion show will take place at Selkirk High on Wednesday, March 23, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available from Liberty Star Trading, Rodgerson’s Newsagent and the Selkirk High school office.See more at:prom dresses london