Flying high! – Hartlepool schoolpals arrive at Sedgefield prom in helicopter

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THREE schoolpals experienced a prom night to remember after making a spectacular arrival at their big night.

Olivia Anderson, Molly Pickett and Naomi Boddy were already full of excitement as they got themselves glammed up for to celebrate the prom night to mark their end of their Year 11 studies at English Martyrs, in Hartlepool.

But the trio were in for a big surprise after their parents got their heads together to come up with a plan to get the girls there in style - by hiring a helicopter.

The girls boarded the chopper from the rugby club on Easington Road before being whisked away to Hardwick Hall, in Sedgefield.

Olivia’s mum, Vicky, 38, said: “It was just a daft idea, and it was a real surprise to them.

“When we were driving along Easington Road towards the rugby field they saw the helicopter coming in to land, and I think they twigged then.

“It was nice, and I’m sure they won’t forget it.”

Vicky, also mum to Owen, 13, and 10-year-old Logan, also hosted a glittering party at her home after the prom after organising it with husband Anthony, who runs his own extreme events business.

The couple hired a marquee and portable toilets for the garden of their home in St Bega’s Glade, in the West Park area, and even hired two bouncers to ensure the night passed off without any trouble.

Vicky added: “The whole year group was invited, so there was about 200 kids there.

“They all had a great time, and really enjoyed themselves.

“It all finished at about 6am when they all trooped off to McDonald’s for their breakfast – and that’s when our tidying up started!”

l LOOK out for our super proms picture supplement in the coming weeks.




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