THIS is the first snap of a string of memorable prom nights for school leavers across Hartlepool and East Durham.
The final year group at Easington Academy, in Easington, held their glittering celebration to mark the end of an era at Lumley Castle, in Chester-le-Street.
While the boys looked dapper in swish and clean-cut suits, the girls dazzled in an array of colourful ball gowns and dresses that would put Cinderella to shame.
The Hartlepool Mail will be carrying articles from each and every prom with our photographers on hand to snap the glitz and glamour of each and every school’s occasion.
We will then be publishing a proms supplement, with dozens more pictures from each school, in the coming weeks.
• Let us know what you are doing for the prom. Call (01429) 239390