SCHOOL NEWS: Fairmead goes back to the Roaring Twenties for its first-ever Prom
FAIRMEAD School in Yeovil – which caters for students with additional learning needs – enjoyed a very special night on Thursday (June 29, 2017) when it held its first-ever Prom.
The Prom was held for students in Years 11-14 who are moving on to pastures new and there was a special theme of The Great Gatsby based on the 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
So there were plenty of outfits worn by the students to look as if they had stepped out from the Roaring Twenties.
A couple of old cars came into the school on Mudford Road and the students – and staff – were delighted to pose for photos with the vehicles.
Members of the Yeovil-based Castaway Theatre Group, fresh from its run of the Bugsy Malone musical at the Octagon Theatre, were also on hand to provide some entertainment from the show which is set in New York in 1929 and was very much in-keeping with the theme of the night.
The students were joined by teachers and supporters for the Prom including headteacher Tracy Felstead and head of school Ben Crump.
Following the performance by the Castaways the students and staff of Fairmead enjoyed a disco where they danced the night away.
A big thank you goes out to those involved in helping to organise the successful Prom which was enjoyed by everyone.
It was a very special night for the school which has around 100 students all with additional learning needs described under four broad areas – communication, cognition and learning, social, mental and emotional health and sensory.
PHOTOS - ABOVE: Enjoying the Prom at Fairmead School.
PHOTO - ABOVE: Staff get in on the fun of Fairmead School's first-ever Prom.
PHOTO - ABOVE: Members of the Castaway Theatre Group were on hand to provide some entertainment at the Fairmead School Prom with songs from Bugsy Malone. Photo courtesy of Castaway Theatre Group.
More photos of the students – and staff – enjoying the Fairmead Prom are available on these links:
PHOTO GALLERY PART ONE – FAIRMEAD SCHOOL PROM 2017: http://www.yeovilpress.co.uk/blog/2017/06/30/fairmead-school-prom-part-1-june-2017/ .
PHOTO GALLERY PART TWO – FAIRMEAD SCHOOL PROM 2017: http://www.yeovilpress.co.uk/blog/2017/06/30/fairmead-school-prom-part-2-june-2017/ .
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