Students from The Royal High School Bath took to the catwalk on Tuesday night to raise funds for their appeal to build a school in Cambodia. “Catwalk for Cambodia” featured local Wearable Art by local designer Carole Waller of One Two Five Gallery and stunning spring collections by Anthropologie. The event raised over £1000 to help build the school in Cambodia.
Deputy Head of The Royal High School, Mr Hadrian Briggs, said “It was great to see so many of our girls grasp this opportunity. Not only have they helped us to get closer to our target of building the school for the children of Keo Ropov but they also represented our school magnificently.” He continued “We are proud to be a part of the Girls Day School Trust (GDST) whose slogan is ‘Where Girls Can’ and if ever we needed a demonstration of how girls can prosper in an all-girls environment, then this event did that in spades”
Diana Kawonga in Year 11 at the school and one of the models for the evening, said“it was an amazing opportunity to represent the school in this way, at the same time as raising money for such a good cause. I’m proud to be a part of such an incredible community at RHS, and we had such great fun on the night!”.
The event was staged at Anthropologie on New Bond St supported by BA1hair and MAC at Jolly’s. After the show, there was a chance to shop and buy items featured on the catwalk.
The Royal High School is fundraising to build a school for the village of Keo Ropov in Northern Cambodia. Through United World Schools, communities in Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar are connected with schools in the developed world. Building a village school brings a chance for change and an opportunity to overcome the poverty trap that has blighted these communities so the next generation can gain the skills and knowledge they need to escape the poverty trap.
Photos courtesy of Chris Daw Photography