Friday 30th June saw the Class of 2017 from Harwich and Dovercourt celebrate their final day of Year 11.
On a warm summers day students arrived at the Park Pavillion to around 1500 friends, family, teachers, interested onlookers and the longest ever red carpet for our Prom.
In a variety of beautiful dresses and smart suits student’s arrived by foot, a motorbike and numerous cars from an Aston Martin DB9 to a vintage Rolls Royce.
Music played as they walked the red carpet as if they were at a Hollywood premier and they were each introduced to the crowd.
The students sat to a hot plated buffet from Treos and then after some fun awards danced the night away. Prom King and Queen were Reece Brundle and Lillie-Rose Mason.
Paul Day one of the organisers said: this has to be one of, if not the best ever proms we have had. The environment with the mayors garden being behind the arrival area worked fantastically and although daunted by the prospect, student’s enjoyed their long walk in the spotlight. The inside of the Park Pavillion looked stunning, the students behaviour was impeccable and all students expressed their thanks for the effort that had gone in to organising the event which draws bigger and bigger crowds each year.
Special thanks to Yvette Tabb (joint organiser) for all her efforts before and during the event, Jo Tarran for the decoration of the hall, Nina Carmen, Brooke Bentley and Shannon Seed for photography and to Dale Cheeseman manager of the Park Pavillion who offered the venue when the Cliff closed and we needed a new venue to keep this fantastic spectacle going.
We look forward to an even bigger and better event at the venue for the Class of 2018.