Students' grand entrance

Students at Litcham High School made quite an entrance when they arrived for their annual prom.Some arrived by boat, which was on a trailer, others arrived on an old fire engine and one person arrived in a wheelbarrow.

Students at Litcham High School made quite an entrance when they arrived for their annual prom.

Some arrived by boat, which was on a trailer, others arrived on an old fire engine and one person arrived in a wheelbarrow.

The light drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of the early arrivals and the evening cleared for the crowds to gather and watch, what has become a much looked forward to annual event on the local community calendar.

The prom creates a carnival atmosphere and draws hundreds of spectators.


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The 2008 Masquerade Prom guests' imaginative and spectacular “red carpet” arrivals didn't disappoint.

There were limos, vintage Bentleys and Rolls Royces old and new, a hot rod, a vintage fire engine, a stunning red Ferrari, a stock car, a motorbike, a boat. Even in a wheelbarrow, Emily Crisp arrived looking elegant and sophisticated. And there were masks galore.

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Ladies were presented with a wrapped rose and cocktails were served on the lawn.

A professional photographer was busy all evening capturing the occasion with souvenir portraits. The students enjoyed a buffet supper, followed by speeches by head boy Scott Parke and head girl Megan Pye, offering a vote of thanks and presenting bouquets to staff who helped organise the prom. During the buffet tutor groups voted for their Prom Prince and Princess.

The winning princesses were crowned and presented with sashes; the princes presented with medals.

There was a moment of reflection during the evening when students and staff gathered outside and balloons were released by Laura Gould and Bill Tyler in memory of Celine McDonnell, year 11, and Gill Tyler, teacher, both missed by the school.

This is the fifth leavers' prom organised by Eileen Alger, LHSextended school co-ordinator and year 11 assistant year head.

She said: “I would like to thank everyone involved for their enthusiastic support. Our year 11 leavers never cease to impress me.

“The prom is a fantastic celebration to mark the end of their time at LHS and Friday's Masquerade Prom emanated such an amazing atmosphere of genuine unity and fabulous fun.”

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