Fashion show latest project for Carrick schools

Tree planting in the local community.
Tree planting in the local community.

Two Carrickfergus schools have enlisted the help of Cool FM DJ Pete Snodden for a fashion show ‘first’ later this month.

The event is the latest collaboration between pupils at Oakfield and Acorn Integrated primary schools, who have been working together for the past three years as part of the Shared Education Signature Project (SESP).

Community Food Bank talk.

Community Food Bank talk.


The schools have previously partnered up for a number of other events, including tree-planting, a Christmas shoebox appeal, shared lessons, and even workshops for parents.


Most recently, kids from Oakfield and Acorn joined thousands of other young people for Peace Proms at the SSE Arena.


This month’s Night of Fashion, a first for schools working within the project, aims to further develop links with the local community, explained SESP coordinator Vicky Logan. “We’ll have children from both schools modelling as well as parents,” she added.


Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus will host the fashion extravaganza on Friday, March 23 from 7-9pm, with Cool FM DJ Pete Snodden acting as compere for the evening.

The event will take place at the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus.

The event will take place at the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus.


The night will feature fashion by Cuddy’s and Marks and Spencer’s, along with entertainment from a joint school choir.


Tickets are priced at £10 per person and there will be a free goodie bag and a prize draw.


Implemented by the Education Authority, the SESP was created under the Executive’s Delivering Social Change framework.

It aims to scale up the level of sharing throughout schools in Northern Ireland.

Parents' workshop.

Parents' workshop.

Shared learning in the classroom.

Shared learning in the classroom.

Shoebox appeal.

Shoebox appeal.