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The Headdress and Hat Show Project

The Headdress and Hat Show Project

Louisa Glen-Bramley reports on the show that generations of Year 8s have enjoyed over the years.

The tradition of the Headdress Project, culminating in the catwalk show, has become a prestigious event that brings haute couture to the Great Marlow’s school hall.

On 10th July 2018, 60 Year 8 students and models exhibited the creative project they had been working on in art for the past term. The students were asked to
challenge their skills in creativity, enterprise, collaboration, problem solving, independence, technical mastery and attention to detail. These skills, Miss
Sillwood believes, “any potential future employer would value greatly”.
Of the six categories available, the students were told to pick one and create an unique headpiece inspired by that concept. The category titles were wide ranging and gave the students much scope to be inventive. The category titles  were: film, TV and literature; mythical beasts; musical culture; urban and industrial;  botanical; and around the world. One overall winner would be selected at the end of the show.
The winning students were those who could embody the skills required with
creativity and uniqueness.

The winners are:
Libby Wiles in the FILM TV AND LITERATURE category.
Ruby Mantica in the MYTHICAL BEASTS category.
Jake Sherwin in the MUSICAL CULTURE category.
Ethan Paul in the URBAN & INDUSTRIAL category.
Mia Rosa in the BOTANICAL category.
Richard Walker in AROUND THE WORLD  category.
The show was filled with hats and headdresses ranging from the, questionably, politically correct to a Mickey Mouse extravaganza (that happened to be the winning hat).
Miss Sillwood said that, “the students this year have worked industriously
to create some incredible headdress creations.”
She went on to comment that, “each year the creations become more and
more ambitious, they become larger and they utilise more materials and more
technical skill.”

The show itself proved to be a huge success and was met with resounding
applause from the enthusiastic audience of 250 parents and carers, along with
some very proud teachers. The models, it’s safe to say, had perfected their
catwalk struts and showed off their creations with poise and confidence.
As each year seems to be better than the previous year, we can’t wait to see what next year will bring!

Sixth Form Reporter Louisa Glen Bramley

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