It was handbags and gladrags not to mention luxury limousines as students from the Bulwell Academy arrived for their end of school Prom.
Year 11 ladies and gents ditched their uniforms for dresses and suits, turned their backs on the classroom and headed to the Goosedale Conference Centre for a night to remember.
From vintage camper vans to stretch limousines, sports cars to motorbikes, the party-goers chosen mode of transport was as varied as the colour of dresses making it a special occasion for all.
Over 100 students attended the event, held on Thursday 10th July,organised by the prom committee, led by retiring teacher, Mrs Jackie Morgan, who selected a black, gold and ivory colour scheme.
“The venue looked absolutely stunning on the night,” said school spokesman, Alison Bingham. “All the decorations were themed to this and the students organised the menus, table decorations and balloons to give the event a very stylish feel.
“During the night, students also saw a special film show of photographic memories, created by Ellie Flint and Chelsea Curtis which captured all their special times at the academy.”
To attend the prom, students had to meet a criteria which included 95 per cent or better attendance, excellent attitude and behaviour, sitting all exams and completing all coursework.
“Special Awards were presented during the prom,” added Alison. “These went to Alisha Daley and Leah Needham for most levels of progress since KS2 – each student is expected to make a minimum of three levels of progress – these students achieved 14 level, which is remarkable.
“It was a fantastic event and the students were a tremendous credit to the academy.”