Uniform dumped for prom glamour

PROM ROYALTY -- king and queen Daniel Faulconbridge and Pegah Mehrvand are crowned
PROM ROYALTY -- king and queen Daniel Faulconbridge and Pegah Mehrvand are crowned

TEENAGERS from Bulwell Academy’s Year 11 left their school uniform behind and donned more glamorous attire for their spectacular prom.

Youngsters descended on Goosedale Conference Centre off Goosedale Lane between Bestwood Village and Papplewick.

Bulwell prom laid out

Bulwell prom laid out

Some arrived in stretch limousines, for a night to remember marking the end of GCSE exams and the school year.

“It was an absolutely brilliant night,” said Jackie Morgan, who headed the prom committee.

“The heavens opened as everyone arrived, making it impossible to have photos outside but it didn’t spoil things.

“Everyone looked stunning and there was such a variety of dresses in every colour, which looked a picture. And the boys scrubbed up well and looked like proper young men.”

Bulwell prom girls

Bulwell prom girls

Students gave staff the job of selecting a prom king and queen and they plumped for Daniel Faulconbridge and Pegah Mehrvand.

Jackie added: “They were chosen for their qualities and both of them have represented the school well at various events.”

The evening saw the 80 year-11 students dance through the night with music provided by a disco. There was also a buffet, complete with chocolate fountain, in the picturesque surroundings.

The organising committee also included Alice Bacon, Vanessa Webster and Chloe Sheridan.

“They helped decide on the venue and colour scheme and designed the invitations and order of the night,” added Jackie.

“A massive banner was designed by Chelsea Martin, Kirsty Wardle and Patience Manners which was painted in the school colours.

“Year 11 was a super group and we wish them all future success and hope their exam results reflect their hard work.”