PARENTS and staff at Hipperholme Grammar School donned their dinner suits and ball gowns to enjoy a ‘Casino Royale’ ball.
The event at Berties in Elland was organised by the Parent Teacher Association and the guests arrived from Calderdale, Kirklees and beyond to experience the thrill of the casino, the delights of the cuisine and the excitement of the evening’s entertainment which was provided by Jacky Webbe.
Singer Jacky who sparkled in scarlet thrilling her audience with her musical tribute to Diana Ross and the sounds of Motown.
‘Diana’ circled the tables, before she came across the school bursar, Graeme Oliver, who was willing to woo her with his own particular rendition of ‘I’m still waiting’.
The show ended with her calling head master Dr John Scarth to the stage where he declared, in his singing debut, his ‘Endless Love’ for her, much to the surprise of his newly-wed, Irene. The event also marked the end of Dr Scarth’s time at the school. He has now left to take up his new role as principal at a school in Columbo, Sri Lanka.
After a flutter or two on the Roulette wheel, the night ended.
Chair of the PTA Tracey Wilkinson said she would like to thank everyone for supporting the event, in particular the local businesses and parents for their generous donations and sponsorships.
All monies raised will be donated to the school and the Forget-Me-Not Foundation, which the PTA supports each year.