On Friday evening, our Year 11 pupils crowned a wonderful five years at Fisher More with their end-of-school prom at Mytton Fold Hotel, Billington.
Volkswagen Campervans, classic and modern sports cars rolled up the driveway, before liberating onto the red carpet a glamorous parade of pupils who lit up the overcast East Lancashire evening.
They were not alone - many teachers and parents turned out to see one of Fisher More’s finest year groups enjoy their evening. Not even the sight of Mr Gray’s legs in a kilt could spoil the occasion - although many parents went away with a subconscious reminder to pick up a couple of bottles of milk for the morning!
The thought of recent examinations was a distant memory, as our young men and women posed for photographs on the lawn. Pouting for the camera – we saw you, boys – our pupils looked splendid in their finery. Sequins glittered, warm smiles radiated and eyelashes fluttered for the photographers. They looked spectacular. There were a few curious choices of outfit: apparently, it is now fashionable not to wear socks with a suit. How times change!
Looking resplendent, Prom King and Queen, David Gibbons and Caitlin Gerrard, got the dancing started, before the dancefloor bounced with enthusiastic energy for the remainder of the night. Rumours that Ms Hayes was leading a conga at one point are yet to be confirmed!
After a wonderful evening, and midnight approaching and with it the threat of turning into a pumpkin, a still-lively Year 11 drifted homewards. Only a forlorn collection of young men were left in the company of an increasingly fractious Mr Walmsley – a warning to us all not to rely on your mum to book you a taxi!
Our thanks go to Mr Walmsley, Mr Flynn and their team of helpers for organising a wonderful evening. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We wish our Year 11 a happy and relaxing summer holiday: it has been well-earned. We will see you on Thursday, August 24th!