Students go out on a high at Ormiston Denes Academy prom

Ormiston Denes Academy prom. Students face the camera. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Ormiston Denes Academy prom. Students face the camera. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

It was a chance to remember good times together – and look to the future.

Year-11 students at Ormiston Denes Academy pulled on their gladrags to celebrate the end of their school days at last Friday evening's summer prom.

With an array of stunning ballgowns, suits and tuxedos on show at the Zest Rooms at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton, the students arrived in a variety of transport – including sports cars and a horse drawn carriage – to add to the glitz and glamour of the occasion.

With the theme of the evening – as chosen by the prom committee – being black and white, there was even a milk and white chocolate fountain alongside black and white roses and sweet jars.

As well as a disco, buffet and speeches, during the evening votes were cast for the best dressed boy and girl and for prom king and queen.

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In the weeks leading up to the prom, an online in-school vote was also held for awards in a number of categories, which were announced on the night.

Academy principal Peter Marshall presented the best dressed boy award to Connor Shand and the best dressed girl honour to Alyshia Kirby, before Isobelle Walker was crowned prom queen and Max Badowski as prom king.

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A photo booth with a variety of props was available to pose in throughout the night, as numerous current and former Denes staff returned for the evening to wish the students well.

Katie Guest, a member of the prom committee, said: 'It was lovely to see everyone looking stunning in their dresses and suits. Congratulations to all those who won awards.

'It was a night to remember and I'm sure all of us would love to rewind and do it all over again. Good luck to everyone in the future. No-one will ever be forgotten.'


Ormiston Denes principal Peter Marshall said: 'I could not be more proud of our year-11 pupils. 'They have had an outstanding year, working tirelessly to secure the best possible outcomes to support their next steps in life. 'Along the way they have matured into confident and self-assured young people with the personal characteristics that, as a school, we value very highly.

'This was never more apparent than during their prom. They dressed with style and sophistication and had a wonderful time throughout,' he added.

'Staff at the centre were highly complimentary, as were my staff. 'By all accounts, a fabulous and well deserved evening that was a fitting marker for the end of their education at Ormiston Denes.'


Most likely to be a celebrity - Isobelle Walker.

Most likely to be a sports person - Lily Charlesworth.

Most likely to be a comedian - Adam Barnard.

Most likely to be an actor (drama) - Joseph Flatt.

Most likely to be the Prime Minister - Ryan Hawkins.

Most likely to be most stylish - Alyshia Kirby.

Best teacher - Mr Brown.

Best support staff - Mr Wilkinson.

Best couple - Ella Smith and Ben Hall.

Prom King - Max Badowski.

Prom Queen - Isobelle Walker.

Best dressed male - Connor Shand.

Best dressed female - Alyshia Kirby.

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