THERE was glitz and glamour galore as a Morpeth school held its first leavers’ prom.
Students at Collingwood School and Media Arts College have been asking for a prom for some time, but as the school attracts pupils from all over the county it is often difficult for them to attend events.
However, this year Deputy Headteacher Brenda Stephenson was determined to make it happen and arranged the hire of a function room and buffet at the Holiday Inn in Seaton Burn at a much reduced rate.
There was even more cause for cheer when the parents of pupil Tristan Auld heard about the event and through their business Rusty’s Taxis agreed to sponsor the ball.
The prom, for Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils, was a great success.
School Business Manager Maureen Spence said: “We are extremely grateful to Rusty’s, who have paid for both the room hire and the buffet for the students.
“The night was a tremendous success. Students and staff alike had a fantastic time.
“The students looked great in their suits and prom dress, some arrived in limos and we even had a prom king and queen.
“Now we have had one, we intend to make this a yearly event.”