Students wave goodbye to their school days with big smiles and lots of fun at the Churchill Park Academy prom. Pictures by Ian Burt can be ordered from YLP by calling 01553 611111.

Teenagers from Churchill Park Academy in King’s Lynn got to dress up and have a good time when the school held two leavers’ proms.

Separate events were held for Year 11 and the sixth form, with both taking place one after the other in the school hall.

Plus there was a bouncy castle outside and pizza for everyone.

Assistant headteacher Sophie Finney said the students had a wonderful time.

“There was a big feeling of excitement and it was nice to see them just being teenagers and getting to do what they wanted to do, without having to follow the rules of school,” said Mrs Finney.

Because the proms were held in school bubbles and in adherence to Covid safety measures, students had to get changed at school, some receiving help from staff with their hair and make-up.

There was an optional Steam Punk theme, which included a disco using equipment permanently donated to the school by Tilney St Lawrence-based Rogue Production Services.

“We had an impromptu karaoke during the disco, with some of the students going up on stage when it was their favourite song and sharing the microphone with each other for a sing-along,” said Mrs Finney.

Morrisons supermarket in Lynn donated drinks and every student was given a certificate and a personalised hoodie, paid for by donations from the school’s bus drivers.