Year 13 students bid a fond farewell to their “salad days”
Showing the kind of prescience that weather forecasters dream of, the NUS Committee masterfully arranged for the annual Year 13 Prom to take place on the most beautiful evening of the year so far at The Walled Garden in Beeston. Held in a semi-permanent marquee in the midst of a mature Victorian walled garden, the venue oozes sophistication and class, though that might just have been the presence of our students. Immaculately coiffed and groomed, they epitomised everything that Year 13 students should be – kind, witty, articulate and respectful but also thoughtful and reflective. Many of the staff in attendance were personally thanked by students for all their efforts and kindness over the years, and there were more selfies taken than you could shake a selfie stick at.
After arrival and drinks in the garden, seats were taken and the meal enjoyed. There was much laughter as students attempted to navigate the safe consumption of soup (with varying degrees of success). Special applause was reserved for Miss Underwood who arrived “fashionably late”. After dinner, the NUS Committee gave out a series of awards, with Gideon Holmes and Gurpreet Sehmbi crowned as Prom King and Queen. With the arrival of the DJ, shapes were thrown, poses were struck and all retreated safely off into the night tired but happy.It is always a privilege to be invited to these events and tonight was no exception. I would like to thank our Year 13 students for their immeasurable contributions to the school community over the course of the past 7 years. We will miss you.