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A sparkling affair at the Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood Prom
A fantastic evening was celebrated at the Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood Year 11 Prom on a bright and sunny Thursday evening.
Students arrived in a dazzling array of vehicles ranging from vintage cars and stretch limousines to an old London double decker bus; other vehicles included campervans, classic American cars, a variety of sports cars and a Hummer with a very noisy escort of motorcycles and trikes.
The glamourous young women and handsome young men were greeted by very proud staff from both academies. The girls looked stunning in their beautiful gowns and the boys were impressive in their extremely smart attire. The guests walked up the red carpet to the glittering venue for an exciting and lively evening of music and dance. They had great fun with the photo booth and enjoyed the fantastic buffet and chocolate fountain. As this very special evening drew to close the students were treated to a spectacular firework display that lit up the night sky.
Ms Grimmer, Head of Year 11 at Ark William Parker said “What a great year it’s been -working with a group of amazing, hardworking young people. To be invited to share this wonderful event with them has been a true privilege; I really do have the best job in the world! I would like to wish them all every success and happiness as they embark on the bright, exciting times that lay ahead. Many thanks to all the parents and carers, students and colleagues from both academies for all their hard work in helping to create such a fantastic fun filled celebratory evening.”
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