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Year 11 'Class of 2018' Celebrates in Style

Collingwood College’s ‘Class of 2018’ celebrated in style on Thursday 28 June with their annual Prom. This year’s event was held at Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.

The day began with a Celebration Assembly, designed and run entirely by a student committee who had worked exceptionally hard to organise the morning’s festivities.  The year group arrived in varying fancy dress costumes and enjoyed music from students and the band as well as an outstanding staff dance performance and a staff/student guitar trio. 

A number of Oscar Awards were handed out, for example ‘Most Inspirational Teacher’, ‘Best Couple’ and ‘Most Likely to be the Next Prime Minister’.  For the finale, the traditional year group DVD was played, again having been filmed by students from the year.

Later that day, the crowds of onlookers began to build at Lakeside (Frimley Green) in anticipation of the students’ arrival for Prom.  All applauded as they arrived in a variety of stunning vehicles including party buses, sports cars and even a fire engine.  The students who have all just completed their GCSE examinations wore eye-catching suits and elegant gowns and were treated to a meal, sweet stand, disco and the chance to use the photo booth.  This year’s Prom had a Hollywood Glamour theme and the team, in keeping with this, had decorated the venue beautifully with gold balloons and fairy lights.

I would like to thank all staff for their help during the day and also for attending the Prom to support the students.  It was wonderful to see so many parents, friends and students past and present at Lakeside to watch as the students arrived, again a sign of the level of support they have received during their time at Collingwood.

I cannot express how immensely proud the ‘Class of 2018’ have made me over the last five years at Collingwood.  Thursday’s day of celebration afforded me the opportunity to step back and view what mature, kind and considerate young adults the students had become.  It has been a privilege to be part of these young people’s journey, and whilst many are remaining at Collingwood to attend 6th Form, it is certainly an end of an era. 

This group of students have achieved so much in their five years at Collingwood and I have no doubt that they will all go on to achieve at the highest level in the future.

All staff wish the year group the very best of luck for results day!

Miss Gulliford - Year Manager - Year 11

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