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Year 11 Students Celebrate in Style

On Thursday 25 June Collingwood's Year 11 'Class of 2015' celebrated in style with a leavers' assembly and prom.

 Collingwood College’s ‘Class of 2015’ celebrated in style on Thursday 25 June with their annual Prom.  This year’s event was held at The Lord Roberts’ Centre in Bisley.

Earlier in the day the students had taken part in their Leavers’ Assembly, designed and run by a student committee who had worked hard to organise the morning.  The year group arrived in varying fancy dress costumes, and had then listened to a wide range of acts including singers and instrumental renderings.  A comedy student trio compared proceedings.  The form tutors also performed an act for the students before the traditional year group DVD was played; again having been filmed by students from the year.

An amazing 275 students joined staff for the evening, arriving in an array of vehicles, including party buses, limousines, sports cars and mopeds.  The teenagers who have all just completed their GCSE examinations wore eye catching suits and elegant gowns and were treated to a buffet, disco and the chance to use one of the two photo booths; there was also the opportunity to have their photo taken professionally.  This year’s Prom had a ‘Starry Night’ theme and the venue had been decorated in keeping with this.

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 and friends at Bisley to see the students arrive, again a sign of the level of support they have received during their time at Collingwood.

Thanks also have to go to the students who organised the Assembly and/or took part in it.  The whole year group were a great credit to staff, parents and of course themselves.

Having been with the year group since they started at Collingwood it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be involved in the whole day; they have matured into a wonderful group of youngsters with so much to give.  I have no doubt that they will achieve at the highest levels.

At the end of five years at Collingwood it was a fitting send off for all the students although many will return to Collingwood’s Sixth Form in September.  All staff wish the year group the very best of luck for the future!



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