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Empowering the pupils

The community of Halewood came together to support a fashion show hosted by Year 11 pupils to promote body confidence and celebrate the life of a former student.

Teachers and students of Halewood Academy took to the catwalk to show off a selection of dresses. The money raised will go towards extending the memorial of Megan Hurley who died in the Manchester Arena bombing. Teacher Josie Gallagher, who organised the event, said: “It’s about that empowerment, that it doesn’t matter the shape or size that you are, you’ve got to be happy with who you are.

That’s what I want to get across to not only the Year 11 girls, but also the girls across the school and the boys to be able to grow up as gentlemen.”

The school hopes to make the fashion show an annual event and empower young men and women year on year.

Hundreds of people turned up to watch and see the pupils strut their stuff on the stage. Headteacher, Gary Evans, who recently named an award after Megan, said it was great to see the community come together.

He said: “It has been an amazing event and it’s great to see students have so much fun but for such a good cause.”

 

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