September 2 2014 Latest news:
Saturday, June 28, 2014
A glamorous night was held to celebrate the end of the exam period at North Walsham High School.
More than 120 Year 11 students attended the evening at The Old Rectory in Crostwick.
In keeping with Prom tradition, students arrived in a dazzling variety of modes of transport, in a procession which took more than an hour to make its way to the front door of the venue.
Noisiest arrival of the night was Ellie Quinton and Louise Sibley, who arrived in a black Jaguar limousine accompanied by seven black-leather-clad, Harley Davidson-riding outriders
Zoe Trevatt – who last year spent her work experience on construction sites in London – arrived on the front of a huge yellow builder’s forklift, bedecked with ribbons and bows for the occasion.
Several students drove themselves to the Prom, including Olly Brown, astride a bright red ride-on lawnmower, and Luke Russell, Lewis Cresswell and Josh Webb, who rolled up on three mobility scooters.
American muscle cars were also popular, with Eleanor Bridges and Jacob Shepherd arriving in a Shelby Mustang, Kayleigh Brown and Ben Warnes in a 1963 Ford Fairlane, and Carla Loades and Sam Homer-Glister turning up in a huge RAM 1500 pick-up.
Several large trucks squeezed their way up the hotel’s driveway, including an American Kenworth truck bringing Lauren Yarham, and an equally big Scania lorry with Emma Wymer and Toby Bonham as passengers
22 students took the old-fashioned approach, hiring a 1950s Bedford charabanc for the occasion
A wide variety of sports cars conveyed students, including Porsches, Mercedes, BMWs, a Marlin, and a Morgan.
Also popular were VW campervans and, of course, white stretch limousines.
The school’s deputy head Chris Tooth saidL “After months of really hard work, this was the time for our Year 11 students to celebrate the end of exams in the traditional manner.
“Much thought and effort went into making the grand entrance, and the procession of weird and wonderful vehicles got the evening off to a great start.
“The Prom was organised by a committee of students themselves, along with our administrator Suzie Sharp, and it is a tribute to their hard work that the event was such a success.”