GLITZ and glamour took centre stage when Hucknall staged its first-ever prom fair.
The event at the town’s National Church Of England Academy was designed to showcase everything on offer to school-leavers when the prom season rolls around in July — from extravagant dresses to eyecatching hairtstles.
Highlights of the fair were two catwalk fashion-shows, in which 13 teenagers from the school on Annesley Road modelled ball gowns, evening dresses and other outfits.
Fourteen exhibitors also took part, with hairdressing salons, jewellery companies and other firms manning stands.
New College Nottingham (ncn) students on hair and beauty courses staged demonstrations.
And a car-hire company turned up with an imposing red Hummer. Arriving at school proms in eyecatching vehicles has become a major trend.
The prom fair was laid on by the school’s parent and teacher association (PTA) after a request from the prom-organising committee, which is made up of students.
Chief organisers were Donna Cotton, PTA chairman Carol Button and Lisa Duff, all of whom have youngsters at the National Academy. It is hoped the fair can now become an annual event.
Donna said: “A lot of work went into organising the fair but it was worth it because everyone enjoyed themselves.”
Proms, which originated in the USA, have become increasingly popular in the Dispatch district.
They give pupils a chance to let their hair down at a party after the busy GCSE exam period.