The Year 11 Day of Celebration on Thursday 28 June began with a nostalgic Leavers’ Assembly for all students hosted by Head of Years 10 and 11, Mr Hutchison.
This traditional assembly is a celebration of the students’ hard work and commitment to their studies, and as such, includes the annoucement of two prestigious awards specially presented by Ms Robinson; The Taylor Mitchell Award distinguishes a student that has demonstrated exceptional courage as nominated by Year 11 tutors, and was presented to Wali Sahebzadeh. The Ivory Rose Award acknowledges a student with a passion for science, and was presented to Joe Cue in commemoration of past student, Alexander Simmons.
Students and staff were entertained by brilliant live musical performances from talented students, including an acoustic duet from Megan and Lottie, a saxophone solo from Megan and a nostalgic set from Year 11 band, TN6; Joe, Harvey, Nathan and Miles. A comedic presentation featuring old class portraits compiled by Mr Hutchison took students and staff on a trip down memory lane, before concluding with a series of awards voted for by the students, the collection of prom tickets and official signing out.
That evening, crowds gathered in the sunshine outside Barnsgate Manor as the students arrived in all manner of modern and classic cars, lorries and motorbikes, dressed in their finery for the Year 11 Prom. The students posed for photographs before sitting down to a formal two-course meal in the Ashdown Restaurant and then heading downstairs to dance the night away until 11pm.
Chair of the Prom Committee, Will Shepperson spoke for his fellow Year 11 students and said, “I am truly thankful to all of the staff at Beacon, on behalf of all of the leavers, for their continued support, and even for simply putting up with us all for this long. This final day was truly something that I am sure every single one of us will remember.”
Students Molly Lowrie and Luke Hazelden were crowned Prom King and Queen as voted by the staff present at the Prom and were presented with crowns and sashes. A wonderful evening of celebration for all.
With thanks to Sixth Form photographers, Year 12 Photography students, Alisha Robinson, Jessica Tooth and Thomas Stanley for the images published here.
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