15 Jul St. Richard’s 2016 Leavers Prom
On Friday, 24th June, Year 11 pupils from St. Richard’s Catholic College celebrated their leavers’ prom at the Powdermills Hotel in Battle. Pupils along with staff, including their form tutors and Pastoral Leaders, enjoyed the opportunity to look back on and celebrate their years together at St. Richard’s. At the start of the evening, all the young men turned up looking very smart and the girls were elegantly turned out in a beautiful array of colourful dresses. The leavers arrived in the usual imaginative variety of transport including some vintage cars and motorcycles. Staff and families gathered to welcome the pupils on their arrival in the splendid grounds of the hotel in mainly clement weather.
After drinks and photographs, everyone proceeded to the Pavilion suite at the hotel which had been beautifully decorated by members of staff and St. Richard’s PTFA. A three-course meal was followed by speeches and a “special” awards presentation. The final part of the evening enabled everyone to mingle and enjoy a disco.
Deborah Bligh, Vice Principal and Pastoral Leader of Year 11, said: “It was a wonderful night for pupils and staff alike. This year group are known for their sense of fun and friendship.”
Mrs Bligh thanked all the staff at the Powdermills, St. Richard’s staff, pupils and their families for making it such a lovely special occasion for all involved. She added: “Special mentions should also go to the staff Ms Howard, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Kelly and Mrs Grant for decorating the Pavilion suite so beautifully. I would like to join Miss Cronin, the Principal, and all the members of the college staff in wishing our Year 11 well in their exams and beyond and to remind them that they will always have a home at St Richard’s.”