William Parker and Helenswood students hold end-of-year prom

Students from William Parker Sports College and Helenswood at their prom
Students from William Parker Sports College and Helenswood at their prom

FINAL year students from William Parker Sports College and Helenswood held their prom last Thursday (June 28).

The event saw a parade of stylish students flock to the Phoenix Arts Centre for their end-of-year prom in the colours of red, white and blue and marrying in the topical themes of the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

They arrived in various modes of transport, ranging from a fire truck, limousine to a Harley Davidson motorcycle and included vintage cars and open top sports cars.

The event included a buffet fit for the Queen with hog roast on the spit and an array of tempting deserts, with the Bucking Sheep providing entertainment. At the end there was a firework display dedicated to the year group.

Anthony Baker, learning leader, said: “The students were nothing but beautifully behaved and a pleasure to be with.

“Most of all I have enjoyed the pleasure of being with our students and the tutor team who rounded off our five years together so perfectly at the 2012 Prom.

“The evening was a wonderful finale for my time with them and I will remember this year group especially with fond memories.” Denise Sims, head of Key Stage 4 at Helenswood, said: “Every year the girls amaze me with their elegant dresses and sophisticated style.

“As always, it is an amazing send off for these students, a fitting end to five years together. They can now look forward to excellent results and new chapters in their lives.”