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Rastrick High School year 13 prom at The Venue, Barkisland.'From the left, Matthew Young, Kate Melaugh, Alex Jowett and Joni Ibeson.
Rastrick High School year 13 prom at The Venue, Barkisland.'From the left, Matthew Young, Kate Melaugh, Alex Jowett and Joni Ibeson.

Students at Rastrick High School proved they loved to party as well as learn at their end of year prom.

The day of celebrating success started with an inspirational speech to the year 13 leavers by retiring head teacher Helen Lennie at their final assembly. Both staff and students used this opportunity not only to be reflective about their sixth form experience but to also celebrate their wide ranging achievements.

However, this was only the prelude to the glitz and glamour of the leaver’s ball at The Venue in Barkisland.

The students were not going to allow an opportunity to organise their final ball to pass without a sensational night. They wanted the full experience of a three-course meal, beautiful dresses and James Bond tuxedos coupled with a disco.

In true prom tradition there were subject specific prizes, thank you’s and of course a king and queen.

For many year 13 students this was the last school event, except for the results day on August 15, which they eagerly await.

Many of the Rastrick students have spent the last seven years together, and their learning manager for the previous five years said they were “a credit to themselves and Rastrick Sixth Form”.

The school would like to wish all of its students the very best of luck with their up and coming exams. With many of them having firm university placements or apprenticeships in engineering and design in place.