Thursday 30th June marked a historic evening for Etone College. We were delighted to host the first Year 11 Prom in three years following the disruption of the pandemic.
With significant events taking place during their time and not to mention the disruption of the pandemic, our pupils have come through it all and now leave Etone as mature, responsible, young adults. Taking place at the Heart of England, Coventry our pupils had the opportunity to celebrate the memories and their achievements across the five years they have attended Etone.
At 6:00pm our VIP guests started to arrive as always, in style. As the limos started descend those in the small village of Astley would be forgiven for thinking a worldwide premier was taking place. There were; luxurious limos, classic campervans, roaring motorbikes, top of the Range-Rovers and even a rally car or two making an appearance.
After their arrivals the guests were escorted inside, down the red carpet and to the magical world of their prom. Upon entry pupils were given a welcome drink, take home Etone College Prom jar glass and keyring in a wonderous setting of stars in the sky. As the party got underway pupils had the chance to feats on a buffet of burgers, hotdogs, fries and kebabs with eclairs and donuts for dessert.
After dinner Mrs Price came up to officially open the prom and share a very special surprise with our pupils, but not before our own Mr Bowen surprised her with a birthday cake and led us all in rendition of the classic song. A big thank you to Mrs Price for celebrating her birthday by organising the prom.
With that the pupils got the chance to see their own surprises as the back curtains opened up to reveal the wonders put on for their prom including; candyfloss machine and sweet stall as a treat, mirror on the wall photo booth to log the happy memories along with some fantastic activities including air hockey, light force and even a Bucking Bronco!
The fun and dancing went on all night and it was fantastic to be able to recognise the achievements of our pupils and the bittersweet opportunity to say a fond farewell.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Mrs McNeal and Mrs Morton who organised such a fabulous evening and the Heart of England for hosting the event.
We hope you have a safe, relaxing summer and we will see you in August for results.