Prom marks end of an era for Lowestoft high school students

East Point Academy PROM 2015.Picture: ANITA BAGLEY

East Point Academy PROM 2015.Picture: ANITA BAGLEY - Credit: Archant

Arriving in style and looking the part, more than 80 students from one Lowestoft high school have celebrated the end of an era at their school prom.

Bringing the curtain down on their final year at East Point Academy, year-11 students enjoyed an evening to remember at the Rookery Park Golf Club in Carlton Colville on Friday, July 10.

Eighty-six students and about 35 staff from the academy in Kirkley Run attended the annual prom, with teenagers arriving at the venue in a variety of transport including a pink Cadillac, sports cars, camper vans, vintage vehicles and a double decker bus.

And, making a great impression, they stepped out looking resplendent in suits and tuxedos, ballgowns and stunning dresses.

As well as a disco, buffet and speeches, votes were cast for the best dressed boy and girl and for the prom king and queen. There was also the chance to vote for some fun awards on the night, such as prom clown and prom boff.

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This year the academy launched a Passport to the Prom incentive scheme leading up to the evemt, to help students get discounts off the ticket price.

An East Point Academy spokesman said: 'This has been running since January, and to get discount priced tickets the students attended Saturday morning revision lessons, or additional sessions during the school holidays, to help them get reductions on the ticket price. It meant that some of students came to the prom with a ticket that was completely free. As everybody had the same opportunity, it went down really well.'

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A number of awards were presented during the evening.

They included:

Prom King – Morgan Manners

Prom Queen – Chloe Pells

Best dressed male – Robert Dennant

Best dressed female – Abbey Bourn

Prom clown – Sam Crowe

Prom boff – Dean Marshall


Hailing the evening a success, Elizabeth Badowksa, student support leader for Year 11 and Prom organiser, said: 'It was a wonderful evening.

'All the students looked immaculate and I couldn't be prouder of them. They were a truly positive example of the young people we have at East Point Academy,' she added.

'We wish them well for their future – at college, university and careers.'

A spokesman for East Point Academy added: 'The feedback we have had is that everyone had an absolutely fantastic time. This was our second year of holding a prom at Rookery Park Golf Club and it is an absolutely superb venue.'

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