"The Fallibroome Academy is really excited and privileged to be given the opportunity to participate once again in this inspiring project. This is the second time a team of our Sixth Form students will take to the catwalk, and we are thrilled at being given the honour of opening the show for Runway on the Runway 2017. As an Academy that has strength in the Performing Arts, to be involved in a creative project of this magnitude is a great opportunity. We know that the event this year will be even more spectacular and strutting our catwalk under Concorde is an experience we are all really looking forward to.
Our team is made up of Yr12 students, most of whom study one or more of the three Performing Arts disciplines. Following our amazing experience in 2015 and winning the Boss Model Management Award for Best Catwalk, we were very keen to sign up and help to raise money for such a great charity. We are thrilled to have the challenge of choreographing our runway under the guidance of the Runway professionals, and to be a part of the hair, makeup and stage master classes.
Teenage Cancer is an issue that people are quick to neglect, therefore an important part of this project for us is to raise awareness of cancer in teenagers, and promote the message that early diagnosis is key to recovery. We have already participated in assemblies with the Teenage Cancer Trust Education Department and we are keen to spread the message that we learned from them.
Our fundraising has got off to a flying start, and we are determined to beat our fundraising total from 2015. The team have embraced the challenge and have lots of intriguing ideas and projects in the pipeline, to raise as much as we can before the Runway show in March.
We are really excited to continue fundraising, and rehearsing for the runway!"
A really big thank you to Teenage Cancer Trust and Manchester Airport for inviting Knutsford Academy to take part in this fantastic Runway on the Runway catwalk event. This year, twelve of our talented sixth form students are proud to be exhibiting the collection of local designer Kinga Drzewiecka from Femme Fatale. Events like this inspire our students and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if you see one or more of them making a name for themselves in this area in the future.
This is a very special event at a remarkable venue. I have attended it in the past and know it will be a great evening for you all. I am very grateful to the Teenage Cancer Trust for giving our students the opportunity to shine and give them an experience they will never forget.
Have a great evening.
Knutsford Multi Academy Trust
CO- OPERATIVE ACADEMY
Being a part of Runway on the Runway is an amazing opportunity, it is a great privilege to be attending again for the 3rd time!
Raising money for teenage cancer trust is rewarding as well as being fun in the process, it has brought many people together to expand on their ideas and work as part of a team.
We are all significantly excited to attend again!
“Being part of the runway was a great experience and once in a life time opportunity. It was amazing to be a part of the team and understanding that it isn’t just all to do with fashion and that it is also going to a good cause”.
“The night was unbelievable and the feeling you get is unexplainable, it is all very rewarding and you feel blessed knowing you have made a change”.
TYTHERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
We are delighted to be invited to take part for a third time in Runway on The Runway. As a school we believe that encouraging pupils to be responsible citizens is very important. They value the opportunity to be able to work with charities and in the wider community.
Our Fundraising team has been planning to have a term take over. We will be spreading the love on Valentine’s Day having lots of different activities ranging from non-uniform day to messages of kindness. We will be doing a carwash and a bucket collection out and about in Macclesfield.
Our models have been practising very hard in their own time coming up with choreography for their catwalk living and breathing Runway.
Tytherington School believe this event brings awareness about cancer to teenagers and also gives them a unique opportunity to be involved in an amazing event. We can’t wait for 31st March so they can strut their stuff and raise as much money as possible.
CHEADLE HULME SCHOOL
Altruism, alongside being active and academic, is one of the qualities encouraged in all students at Cheadle Hulme School and it is part of a defining set of characteristics and values all Waconians share. Whilst fundraising is a regular occurrence on the School timetable, it can be said we have a particularly personal connection with The Teenage Cancer Trust.
At the same time as undergoing chemotherapy on the Young Oncology unit at Manchester’s Christie Hospital after being diagnosed with rare bone cancer Osteosarcoma, former CHS student Callum Ballantine began fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust with his Made From Manchester clothing line.
Although he lost his battle against cancer in December 2015, he has raised an incredible amount of money for the cause and Teenage Cancer Trust. Callum’s truly inspiring project has highlighted the strength of CHS’s community spirit; our regular fundraising in School for a variety of causes has shown that even when life gets serious, great things can be achieved by all pulling together.
This is the first time CHS has taken part in Runway on The Runway and our young models have been practising all their twists and turns ahead of stepping out onto the catwalk. In addition to the usual charity bake sales, our student fundraising team wanted to do something extra special ahead of the show so on the last day of term, the whole School will swap their green blazers for the Teenage Cancer Trust’s red, white and blue during a special themed own-clothes fundraising day.
MANCHESTER ENTERPRISE ACADEMY
Students from Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) were over the moon when they were invited to take part in Runway on the Runway 2017, particularly after they had seen the tremendous work of MEA’s Year 11 when they did it in 2015.
After a presentation about what was involved and how the event supported the incredible work of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), a series of auditions and interviews were held for the positions of models, hair and make-up artists. The final team members selected have been working extremely hard since before Christmas to raise funds and have so far organised a Year 7 disco, held bake sales, a non-uniform day and a Lucky Lockers draw.
Rehearsals for the catwalk have now started in earnest and four students have also taken part in a hair-styling masterclass at Trevor Sorbie and a make-up masterclass at Harvey Nicholls.
Mirren Toner, one of MEA’s models said “It’s such a privilege to have been selected for this event. Hearing about the work of TCT has really spurred us all on to do the best job possible with our fundraising and rehearsals. We will be modelling some fantastic clothes from Quiz who have been really supportive - it has helped us all hugely with our confidence but the best part is knowing why we are doing it.”
Sara Teixeira-Trindade, who attended the hair-styling masterclass at Trevor Sorbie, added, “The whole thing is such an incredible experience. Watching the demonstrations and practising the different hair-styling techniques was brilliant and we all want to do the best that we possibly can for TCT. We are all also learning some really useful life skills which will prepare us for interviews and the world of work too.”
Principal of MEA, James Eldon, commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been invited to take part in ‘Runway on the Runway’ again. It is an incredible fundraising event which has such a huge impact on everybody involved - the vital funds raised to support the incredible work of TCT, the understanding that our students gain about fellow teenagers facing the most difficult of circumstances, the team spirit that exists amongst our students and permeates through the rest of the school and last, but not least, the learning opportunity for our students in taking part in an event of such magnitude outside the classroom. The way the students develop personally throughout the process is so heart-warming to see, and all in aid of such a brilliant charity. Thank you so much for having MEA on the team once again.”
CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL
We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected as one of the schools able to participate in the event to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The students selected as models are very excited at the prospect of modelling for a top designer on the catwalk underneath Concorde – several of them have a longstanding interest in the fashion industry and are actively seeking to pursue a career in this area following their A Levels. There was a huge amount of interest in participating in the event as a model and it was very difficult to choose the final participants from their letters of application. The whole event is a wonderful opportunity for the students to develop their confidence, but it’s also all about raising money and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust. We have many events planned, such as a Coffee and Cars event at a local Porsche garage, bag packing, cake sales and full moon parties, and we hope to raise as much money as we possibly can for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
ST AMBROSE SCHOOL
St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form are excited to be involved in this year's Runway project. The sixth Form is keen to work with such a fantastic charity and believe that Teen Cancer Trust makes a huge impact on the lives of teenagers that are suffering from cancer. If we can make even a small difference then it will be worth it. The group of models are excited to be part of the catwalk and love the idea that there is a winning prize! We will be working hard on our moves!
THE KINGS SCHOOL MACCLESFIELD
After performing in the last two Runway events, and winning the Steven Sutton "Thumbs Up" Prize in 2015 for the best fundraisers, The King’s School Macclesfield was equally honoured and thrilled to be invited to perform under Concorde once again.
Unsurprisingly, all our 12 students are looking forward to wearing the designer clothing and showing Manchester what they can do. Charity work is always a big part of King’s life and we are enthusiastic in our fundraising, which goes from bake sales and bag packing, to a 12 mile walk and a school X Factor.
But as a group of young people, a charity such as Teenage Cancer Trust does hit home. The thought that it could be one of our own diagnosed really motivates both the pupils and teachers in all our charity work. When people think of cancer, the elderly is the first to come to mind. But with around 7 cases of cancer in teenagers and young adults diagnosed each day, it’s an issue we strive to change. Raising awareness amongst fellow pupils is equally important and we are confident that our involvement will undoubtably improve this.