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PromFest 2021

Posted on: July 22nd 2021

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Amery Hill’s Year 11 students recently celebrated the end of their secondary school education at PromFest 2021 with an evening of enjoyable entertainment. Having endured a torrid couple of years with so many restrictions and disruption, it was the celebration they all deserved.

Talking about the Class of 2021, Mr Stephen Mann, Headteacher, commented, “There are some key moments in a school year which create a variety of emotions for all concerned and as we said our goodbyes to Orange Year, this was one such occasion. The cohort of 2021 have had to face far too many disruptions and uncertainties around their education yet we could not feel any prouder in the way they have risen to each challenge and found an inner strength and resilience. They have been a credit to the school and their families and it was a pleasure to welcome them back to Amery Hill for PromFest 2021 and to see them have such a great evening. We wish them every success and happiness for the future.”

Unfortunately the students’ original prom at Northbrook House Hotel was a casualty of the Governments’ decision to defer the lifting of restrictions until 19th July and with availability at the hotel limited, the decision was taken to bring the end of year celebration back in house.

Progress Leader, Mr Chris Board, added “The arrangements for the evening were led by a small committee with support from parents, students and local businesses helping to organise the event in record time! Our thanks to Alton House Hotel for the loan of their red carpet, Excel FSE for their very generous donation, Sainsbury’s for supplying ingredients to make 200 mocktails for the students on arrival and Daisy Osgood and team for their decorating skills; how the school was transformed!”

Mr Board added, “It was lovely that the students could celebrate together; they had a fantastic evening, enjoying entertainment from a professional magician and excellent disco and it is definitely one they will remember.”

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