It’s the event of the year for many students across the Dispatch District as they mark the end of exams and the end of school in a celebration displaying style and sophistication in the Proms of 2014.
Holgate Academy’s Prom was a very special event and was taken up a notch this year after the school won the ‘Ultimate Prom’ competition organised by Capital FM.
The party was held at Eastwood Hall on Friday 20th June and all students dressed to impress and arrived in various vehicles from sports cars to scooters.
“We had some fantastic additions to our already amazing party thanks to winning the radio station’s competition,” said school spokesman Phil Bailey. “This included a fun photo booth with all the dress up and props you could want and our DJs for the night were Dino and Pete, along with the lovely Alex Walker and Tom Stevenson.”
The Prom King and Queen for the night was selected by the radio team with Jack Anghelone and Courtney Drury taking the titles along with Dr Dre headphones and Jimmy Choo shoes respectively.
“Everyone looked absolutely amazing,” added Phil. “Staff also pushed the boat out with their non-school attire.”
With 183 students and staff in attendance it was a glittering affair and incorporated the presentation of school awards, assisted by the prom committee.
National Academy held their evening on Thursday 26th June at Goosedale and attracted over 160 students to the rural venue.
A helicopter was the mode of transport chosen by some as others arrived in classic cars, motorbikes and limousines.
“It was a wonderful event with a great turnout from students and staff which made it a great occasion,” said school spokesman Paula Cooke. “The prom was organised by the committee of students led by Mr James Gilham who did a fantastic job.”