Although held later than planned, Springwood’s prom was a great success. Pictures: Ian Burt.

The Mad Hatter met steampunk at a King’s Lynn school when students arrived for their belated prom.

Springwood High School Year 11 students didn’t fail to impress wellwishers when they arrived for the event held at a marquee in the school grounds.

“Our students had waited a while for their prom night, but it was worth it as they had a great time. They enjoyed mocktails on arrival and a two-course meal before dancing the night away,” said staff member Jaye Craig.

“It has been a difficult time for everyone, particularly those pupils who were in their exam year and it was nice to see them enjoy their special night,” she added.

Family and friends gathered at the school to watch the students arrive and there was applause and cheers for some of the most creative.

One student, who donned a red waistcoat and steampunk-style top hat, sat on the roof of a Land Rover enjoying tea as he arrived.

There were Bentleys,  Range Rovers and even a Lamborghini pulling into the school grounds along with a huge tractor, classic cars and a specially decorated Mini convertible. 

And one enterprising student even managed to get a lift in a helicopter.