Having a ball!

SWANKY suits and glamorous ball gowns were worn by year 13 students from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School for their prom.

Held at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, the group of students and staff partied the night away as they celebrated the end of term. There was a purple and silver theme at the event which was organised by student Harriet Merrills along with a buffet and DJ who kept the students on the dance floor.

During the night the prom king, Grant Rushworth and queen, Caroline Skidmore were crowned. Ben Stables and Ruth Lawton were voted best dressed male and female. The pair were given sashes which they wore for the evening. Other jokey awards were handed out to students during the day at a special leavers assembly. “The night was more of a chance for the students to let their hair down,” said Claire Ridley, from student support. “It was a really good night and everyone got dressed up. There was some really high heels and a few of the girls changed their shoes before they all made their way to Halifax, where they ended the night.

“They all had a great time. A few of them were emotional during the day.”

She said she usually helps to oversee the organising but Harriet did a fantastic job at arranging the event by herself including decorating the room beforehand with balloons and table decorations.

Head of year Sean Green was among the members of staff who attended the event.