Wittering Primary School pupils attend prom
Parents successfully concocted a plan to host a mini prom for their daughters to celebrate the end of primary school.
Marianne Rickard and Paula Yorkston Toy initially planned the event for their back garden, but the conversation escalated into trying to pull together a prom for both Year 6 classes at Wittering Primary School.
Marianne said: “After the past 18 months of the children being home schooled and having very little time to socialise due to the pandemic, we thought this would be a great way for them to say goodbye to their school friends before they all go off on their separate adventures to high school to start their new chapter.”
She added: “We knew this was going to financially cost us, but we did not mind as we wanted to give the kids a party to remember as the class of 2021.
“Never in our wildest dreams would we have thought the generosity of the community and local business but they pulled together to help make this prom possible and a night to remember.”
The community rallied to buy decorations, donate food and permission was given to host the prom at the village hall.
The night featured a DJ and an ice cream van, as well as a poll where children could vote for who they thought was worthy of winning prom queen, prom king, class clown, class brain box and teacher’s pet.
Marianne said: “The whole night was an amazing success, but we could not have pulled it off to the extent we did without some amazing people and business contributions.”