PICTURE GALLERY: Litcham High School prom
Litcham's 2012 diamond prom was the jewel in the school's events calendar this year.
It was one for the treasure seekers as prom goers were met by family, friends and fascinated members of the local community.
The annual spectacle gets better and better and is something everyone – old and young alike – flock to in the hopes it will once again be one for the jewellery box. They were not disappointed.
Unique, antique and, undeniably, fantastique, the gems of the show arrived in their distinctively original way. Cheers and applause reverberated through the jubilant crowd as one by one the delightful modes of transportation made their entrances. A recognisable jingle delighted both adults and children as an ice cream van wove its way through the masses, serving swirling cold treats to a lucky few before the press captured photographs of the dazzling passengers on board. Marshall Drew, a Prom guest, manoeuvred a huge tractor through the crowds prompting a deafening roar of approval and illuminating already lustrous faces. A roaring monster truck, a vintage Army vehicle and bus also dwarfed the stunned crowd. Classic cars, motorbikes (one even with a sidecar), a horse and carriage, a tandem chopper bike and many more made their entrances; there was even a nautical twist with a boat on dry land sailed through the gates. Last, but by no means least, the procession closed with the only limo of the evening.
Mr Wilson presented all the ladies with a beautifully wrapped gerbera on arrival, supplied by Daisy's florist. With all the prom goers polished to perfection, it was time to capture a keepsake group photograph, which was later presented to each student.
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A buffet fit for a Queen, very kindly prepared by catering manager Simon Nobbs, awaited the guests in the stunningly decorated hall. An opulent diamond, purple and silver colour scheme and copious amounts of balloons, designed by Maxine Read, filled the hall. An arc framing Jammin' entertainment complemented the theme and polished to a glittering lustre the musical talents of the DJ.
During the evening, students were invited to vote for their choice of prom prince and princess according to tutor group. Winners were Chloe Warde and Matthew Perry, Jade Carter and Marshall Drew, Drew Woodhouse and Harriett Donaldson, Milli Baker Lynch and Gary Bush. Jeremy Nicholls, Head Teacher, presented the princesses with hand-crafted glittering tiaras, whilst the princes were given personalised medals. Theo Brown and Alice MacNeill, the Head Team, extended thanks to all involved. Event photography captured individual and group portraits throughout the evening.
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Eileen Alger, pastoral manager and prom co-ordinator, said: 'A magical night was enjoyed, not just by our year 11 Leavers, but by hundreds of spectators from the local community who came to share in the spectacle and soak up the atmosphere. I would like to extend huge thanks to staff, parents, friends and, most of all, the students for making the 2012 Prom such a memorable farewell celebration.'
All in all, this evening was truly priceless.