THESE belles of the ball and enjoyed a school prom – five years early!
They may only be 10 and 11-years-old, but that did not stop the Year 6 pupils from Shotton Hall Primary School, in Peterlee, being treated to their very own leavers prom at their school, in Waveney Road.
Some of the youngsters arrived in a limousine, and the pupils walked down a red carpet to the venue while being “papped” by their parents who were taking pictures for their cherished family albums. The 43 pupils, who wore their finest prom dresses and suits, enjoyed a balloon-modeller maker, chocolate fountain and a non-alcoholic cocktail reception before sitting down to a formal Italian-inspired meal of pizza and lasagne.
The school-leavers also danced the night away during a disco. The idea was the brainchild of headteacher Nicola Leyland, who has been at the school since September.
She said a previous school she taught at, Redby Primary, in Sunderland, had held a prom for their school-leavers and she asked the children at Shotton Hall if they would like one too.
Then a prom committee consisting of pupils was created and they planned the whole event.
Mrs Leyland added: “They all looked absolutely beautiful.”