Chichester High Schools prom 2010. Pictures: Bill Shimmin C`00993
Chichester High Schools prom 2010. Pictures: Bill Shimmin C`00993

Style and glamour at Chichester, Bognor and Midhurst proms in 2010

High heels, beautiful frocks, bow ties and tuxedos are the dress code for prom each year. With the exam season over and students set to embark on further education, an apprenticeship or travel planned for gap years, they like to end their era in secondary education with great celebration. Sadly, that has not been the case for this year’s cohort but we know people like to take a fond look back at proms of the past, so here, we focus on 2010.

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At Midhurst Rother College, year 13 students celebrated in style at Cowdray Park Golf Club. The successful evening saw speeches from student Ben Carter, pastoral leader Jayne Beesley and outgoing director of key stage five, Mark Philips, while Chris Greenslade and Amy Homewood were crowned prom king and queen

At Bognor Regis Community College, 180 year-11 students raised £1,000 to pay for a firework display to finish the traditional prom. The eight-minute show of explosions and colours drew gasps of astonishment and cheering as the students watched in their ballgowns and dinner jackets.

Students from Chichester High Schools for Girls and Boys were treated to a walk down the red carpet at Fontwell Racecourse. The schools’ joint prom committee came up with the theme of a night at the movies and decorated the venue with film posters and display boards, donated by Cineworld Cinema in Chichester.

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