Rain can’t dampen spirits for this year’s prom

Rain can’t dampen spirits for this year’s prom

This year’s Caedmon College Whitby prom was an event loved by all who attended. It was held on Thursday 29 June at the Stables at Cross Butts and it was set up and organised by passionate head of English Mrs Whelan. All 150 Year 11 students looked incredibly mature and elegant and arrived cheerfully despite the torrential rain.

The Stables was a beautiful, glamorous location for the prom and the College would like to thank everyone who helped make the night special. The venue was absolutely stunning; a perfect backdrop for the hundreds of photographs taken that night and the students were delighted to have such a sophisticated setting for their celebration. All guests were provided with a range of food of drink including burgers, pizzas and a selection of classy ‘mocktails’.

A popular attraction for students and staff alike was the photo booth. An array of fancy dress props were provided for entertainment and students went in in groups to take photos together with wigs, hats and inflatable instruments. Music was provided by some excellent DJing from Jack Wilson – a former student and current staff member at Caedmon College Whitby. He got all the students up and dancing with famous floor fillers such as ‘Macarena’ and ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’.

The awards for prom king and queen were hotly contested however in the end they went to Tom Noble and Jessie Locker. Although many other students had proven themselves to have the attributes that staff and students admire and respect, these students were chosen because of their excellent attitudes towards others, their compassion and their resilience.

Mrs Whelan stated, “The Year 11 prom is always an incredibly special night for all of us. I feel so proud and pleased that we get this chance to show our amazing students just how much we love and care for them. They’ve worked so hard for their GCSEs; they really deserve this celebration of their efforts and achievements. Also, we have to thank Gemma and her brilliant team here at The Stables. They really helped make it such a magical night”.

Year 11 student Stephen Hartas said “It is great to see the whole year here together” with popular teacher Mr Thomas adding, “I am delighted to see everyone enjoying themselves, it might be the last time some of them see each other so it is a special night”.

The event ended at 11.00pm with students heading home after a night of celebrating the completion of their GCSEs and the start of their future studies. Student Jodie Moore described the event as “a lovely celebration after the end of exams” and the College looks forward to sharing results day with them on the 24 August.

Heather Mesley

Lots more photos here

Best dressed boy Dylan Humble Best dressed girl Molly Spenceley

Future Nobel Prize Winner Stephen Duckling

Future Prime Minister Ryan Downes

Musician of the year Joseph Shone Hatchwell and Xavia Crossling

Prom King and Queen Tom Noble and Jessie Locker

Sports person of the year Sheldon Hegarty and Tilly Adamski

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