Youngsters mark end of an era with prom

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THE end of an era for more than 40 year-six pupils at Hempshill Hall Primary School, Bulwell, was celebrated at an end-of-term prom which took place at the Belfry Hotel in Nuthall.

Parent Debbie Layzell, supported by head teacher Helen Ridge, organised the prom, at which glad rags and limousines were the order of the day.

After an Oscars-style photoshoot on a red carpet, the excited youngsters danced the night away and enjoyed the freedom of being ‘let loose’ before sampling the delights of a grand buffet.

When asked about their time at Hempshill Hall, a group of pupils agreed that it had been ‘very special’.

“We have had a very good education,” said one youngster. “The teachers and other staff have been brilliant and the school is first-class.”

The pupils’ comments bear out Hempshill Hall’s aim of ‘putting the interests and needs of the children first’.

A spokesman said: “We strive to do all we can to encourage all pupils to fulfil their true potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.

“We want children to learn and flourish in an environment where they are inspired to take on greater and greater challenges. Much emphasis is placed on individual achievement and high standards of behaviour.”

At its last inspection by OFSTED (the Office for Standards in Education), Hempshill Hall was described as ‘a good school with some outstanding features’.

n OUR PHOTO shows the youngsters in their finery (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).