Saturday, 25 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Ethical fashion show celebrates centenary year for Selly Park Technology College for
Girls with local MP in attendance.
Pupils from Selly Park Technology College for Girls will celebrate their centenary year with the ‘100 Show’, an ethical fashion show. The show contains three amazing collections, including hat sculptures and clothes that have been radically transformed. The event, which has sold out, will take place at mac birmingham on 24th June 2011 – 4pm and 7pm. Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak will also be in attendance
The project has been funded through the Creative Partnerships school programme, delivered by Bright Space. The students organised the whole event from designing the clothes, logos, slogans and marketing to auditioning models. They also used their negotiating skills to hire MAC birmingham at a reduced rate. MAC birmingham also enabled Selly Park students to shadow their staff members.
All the clothes have been made from recycled fabric, thrown away garments or other unwanted materials, even plastic bags. The students from years 7 – 11, worked with local Fashion Designer, Allison Sadler, owner of ‘People’ boutique in King’s Heath, to create a fusion of glamour, spectacle and innovation.
Sarah Hubbard, Deputy Head Teacher at Selly Park Technology College said: ‘This has been an exciting project for our students. As well as designing for the show, they have now gained experience on event management and promotion. The fact that the show has sold out, is testament to their hard work and enthusiasm.’
For press enquiries please call Marcia Springer on 0121 772
6932 or call Sarah Hubbard at Selly Park Technology College on 0121 472 1238.
Selly Park Technology College for Girls is an outstanding school which has received the International Schools Higher Level Award and countless accolades from the Specialist Schools Trust. In 2010 they received an award from the Specialist Schools Trust for being one of the top five Technology Colleges in the country for the most improvement in the % of students gaining 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
Friday, 17 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
Since then the lollipop man has been run over three times, there has been media coverage and parents continue to campaign for change to improve the road access, where children and cars mix a little too freely - please see Wheelers Lane Safe Route to School.
So what are the council doing to correct the situation? Raising of the kerbs (see picture) to ensure cars won't drive on the grass, that's what!
Councillor Mullaney assured the parents and school measures would be in place after half term. I thought I'd be getting photos of workmen preparing the yellow markings and barriers in place ready for after half term.
Workmen were 100 yards away, completing those all important high curbs to save our grass verges.