Year 11 Leavers Afternoon and Prom
The Year 11 Leavers Afternoon took place on Monday 25th June, when over 200 students were invited back to school to celebrate the end of their five years at Helsby and the completion of their GCSEs. Year 11 form tutors and other staff distributed the goodie bags containing hoodies and Prom tickets in the Break Out Space. Many students used the time to say goodbye and thank you to staff, and then used the rest of the time for the tradition of having their shirt signed. We couldn’t have wished for better weather and the behaviour of the students was outstanding.
The end of the week culminated with the Prom at the Chester DoubleTree Hotel on Thursday 28th June. Teaching staff who supported the event, were amazed at the transformation of the students, who arrived in ball gowns and suits. The event started with a red carpet and ‘mocktail’ entrance, leading on to the ballroom where students got settled for the awards of the night. Mr Dowler, Headteacher and Miss Wilkes, Year Leader both gave emotional speeches and this was rounded off by rapturous applauds from the staff and students. A number of students received awards and gift vouchers, along with the two best dressed students being crowned. The night continued with an American Buffet and disco. On behalf of the staff and governors I would like to congratulate Year 11 for their hard work and commitment to school life in their last five years at Helsby. We hope to see many of them return to Helsby Sixth Form in September and wish those who are not returning to us, the very best of luck in their future careers.