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Students’ fashion designs to be exhibited at The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

The fashion design work of Teesside High School students has been specially selected to form part of a prestigious exhibition at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden in October.

The exhibition has been organised as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of The Society of Headmasters & Headmistresses of Independent Schools (SHMIS), aiming to show excellence, quality and diversity in fashion design.

Teesside High School is the only school in the north east exhibiting fashion designs and just nine schools have been selected nationwide. The work is from GCSE, AS and A Level Product Design Textiles students.

Sue Jackson, Head of Design and Technology at Teesside High School, said: “We are honoured to be the only school in the north east chosen to exhibit our work. This is a wonderful opportunity to show the high quality garment designs of our students within the superb environment of The Royal Ballet.”

The exhibition runs from 10 to 14 October 2011, starting with a Private View for 150 invited guests.  Students at the Royal Ballet will be performing as part of the celebration and all the school’s designs will be displayed alongside the dance studio space.

Sue Jackson continued: “Our students produce innovative and stunning designs every year and we are proud to be involved in the exhibition.”

Parents and pupils from participating schools are welcome to attend the exhibition in London, but the Teesside High School designs will be available to view at the School’s forthcoming Open Day on 1 October, from 10am to 1pm.

More details of The Royal Ballet exhibition are available from the SHMIS website at www.shmis.org.uk

Teesside High School Christina Errington