Shropshire Star

Pupils turn on the style at Corbet School prom

They came on tractor-propelled trailers, in lorry cabs - and of course in limousines.


This was the night Year 11 pupils at the Corbet School in Baschurch had been waiting months for - the night of the school prom and their leavers' ball.

And they didn't disappoint on the big occasion - the girls arrived at the Albrighton Hall Hotel on the outskirts of Shrewsbury in glamorous ball gowns while the boys were smart and sharp in suits and tuxedos.

Even the parents got in on the act, with many lining up to form a makeshift papparazzi to take pictures on cameras and smart phones of their children dressed up to the nines.

Many of the pupils made entrances worthy of a red carpet arrival at a Hollywood film premiere. Natalie Dene was escorted to the ball by her boyfriend Lee Killen in a lorry cab, while groups of boys and girls arrived in stretch limos and some on a trailer pulled by a vintage tractor - an interesting take on the school's rural setting.

The pupils gathered outside on the hotel lawns to share stories and compare their attire before the party began in earnest inside - a welcome chance to let off steam following their GCSE exams.

Such end-of-year bashes have become a tradition which has grown in popularity and scale in recent years. The prom craze, taken from America, is worth millions of pounds to the hotel industry in the UK, as well as a boost to dress shops, hair stylists and beauty parlours.

The party enjoyed by the youths at the Corbet School is one of just several being held by schools across Shropshire and Mid Wales, many at lavish locations.

And we want to help youngsters across the region remember their prom night in style.

We want you to send in your pictures from school proms and leavers balls to form our Class of 2014 picture gallery. Who from your school made the wackiest entrance and what will you remember from your big night?

We want your photographs to add to our Star Witness online collection – and the best pictures will be published in the Shropshire Star itself. Use the upload box below.

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