Teenagers for the day at school

Jasmine Wright and Kathryn Watson
Jasmine Wright and Kathryn Watson

SPARKLING tiaras, vibrant taffeta and super sharp tuxedos are normally a teenager’s school prom dream.

But these youngsters didn’t have to wait to hit their teenage years before they got to celebrate in red carpet style.

Ellie McIlhargey, Jack Williams, Antonia Garside and Daniel Andrews

Ellie McIlhargey, Jack Williams, Antonia Garside and Daniel Andrews

Pupils at Rossall independent school in Fleetwood got to enjoy a night of glitz and glamour when they enjoyed a special leavers’ ball of their own.

Mondo Restaurant on the school campus was the venue, and some pupils even arrived in a fleet limousines for the end of term bash.

And the pupils proved the prom is not just a date for older children.

Katie Lee, head of Rossall Juniors said: “The children did the school proud.

“For us it’s always a bit tearful when our children move up into seniors, but they’ve had a wonderful red-carpet night. It was an experience for them and full of fond memories for us.

“I look forward to seeing the children develop in our senior school from September.”

The children paraded their dazzling suits and gowns and enjoyed their own drinks party on the school lawn. Parents adorned the walls of the venue with photos of the children’s passage through school to make it even more special.

There was magic from Britain’s Got Talent contestant Bob Wooding, an awards ceremony and even a profiterole tower for dessert,

Later DJ Jazzy Joe enabled the kids to put their best foot forward and dance the night away.

Year Six pupil Kathryn Watson, loved her grown up night.

She said: “The leavers’ ball was really fun and a cool way to end a great time in junior school. The limo was amazing, we all felt like film stars.”

Fellow Year Six student Jack Williams added: “We all loved dressing up like people in a James Bond film. I bet grown-ups don’t have as much fun as that.

“And all my friends have agreed to do it again when we leave the senior school here.”