The end of Year 11 is an important milestone for any student, but students at Steyning Grammar School were also marking the school’s 400th year.
The Class of 2014’s Year 11 Prom was therefore set to be a fantastic celebration as the Steyning Family came together to mark the students’ successes, their positive contributions, and to bid farewell to those who were leaving the school.
It was therefore fitting for this event to take place in the spectacular setting of the BUPA Lounge at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton.
Some students arrived to the glamorous event in style pulling up in stretch limos, vintage cars and convertibles. Still others chose to approach the red carpet in slightly more unconventional carriages, alighting from cardboard taxis, scooters and even a space hopper!
After enjoying a drinks reception in the North stands, the procession of three hundred and thirty guests took in the magnificent views as they approached the lounge from pitch side. A presentation ceremony followed the fabulous meal with awards bestowed on students in categories they had voted for.
The awards ranged from those “First to Earn a Million” to the student “Most Likely to Take over the World” to the student who was “Most Likely to Win the National Lottery, and then lose the ticket”.
The evening concluded with students dancing the night away including a magnificent display of dancing talent as staff and students joined together to do the Macarena.
Reflecting on the Prom, Head of Year, Sachin Choithramani remarked: “It’s been the perfect end to an amazing three years. We will always be able to proudly look on these students as the 400th generation of our Steyning family.
The friendships, the love and the care that they have cultivated for one another will leave a lasting legacy in our hearts and minds.
They have created memories together and tonight, as they mark this important epoch, they can look forward with excitement to the sparkling futures that lie ahead of them.”
Report and pictures contributed by Steyning grammar School.