A feast of classic cars, motorbikes, VW campervans and even a tractor ensured Heath End’s year 11 school-leavers arrived for their enchanted forest-themed prom in style.
The night was organised by Debbie Dean, head of year 11, and Andy Reddy, deputy head of year 11, and students all dressed to impress for the occasion.
Magician and mind-reader, Mike Stoner dazzled students and there was also a photo booth to capture the sophisticated outfits.
Both students and teachers were able to let their hair down on the dance floor after a year of hard work and partied the evening away.
“It was a fantastic night,” said Debbie. “There was a great atmosphere and lots of dancing. At the end of the night there was very poignant moment, all of the teachers and students were up singing along to Mr Brightside. There was a real sense of camaraderie.”
She continued: “They are a really fun year group.”
As is traditional at school proms, awards were given. But the nominations had a twist. They included the Keith Lemon award (biggest personality), Jedward award (most likely to be on X Factor), and the Big Bang Theory award (most academic).
The Weydon Class of 2018 also had their prom a few days earlier.
Students arrived at school in an array of swanky vehicles before being whisked off to Old Thorns Golf and Country Club where the celebrations kicked off and the students were treated to a lavish feast.
There was a hot buffet and a free soft drinks bar, financed through student fundraising. For dessert there was a popcorn maker, candy floss machine and chocolate fountain.
Students were able to try their luck on roulette tables before partying on a packed dance floor for another three and a half hours.
The prom queen and king were voted for by staff and had grand thrones to sit on.
Ben Wish, assistant principal, said: “It was a fitting and superb occasion to say goodbye to our fine year 11 cohort. They are going to be missed greatly by the staff, and we wish all of them the very best for the future.”
• Don’t miss the Herald’s special 10-page proms pull-out in next week’s paper - boasting glitzy photos from all the local proms!