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Year 11 students celebrate the end of school with a spectacular gala ball

Year 11 students recently marked the end of their school days at the Academy with a spectacular Gala Ball. The event was hugely successful and greatly enjoyed by the students who took full advantage of the opportunity to dress to the nines and create enduring memories of their high school journey. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement and pride as students and members of staff came together to commemorate this significant milestone.

Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Ali and staff members organised the spectacular event at the Academy. External businesses helped transform the main hall into a magnificent setting, providing services that included lighting and decoration, catering, ice cream, a photo booth, and an illuminated LED dance floor. The event was a great success due to the hard work and collaboration of everyone involved.

On arrival at the Academy students had the opportunity to take photos of themselves and their friends whilst making use of a special rose wall background. An amazing selection of mocktails were also available along with sweets and nibbles throughout the event.

The photo booth, another exciting addition to the evening, proved to be extremely popular.  This enabled students to capture instant selfie pictures and create cherished memories.  The booth, adorned with props and backgrounds, provided a fun-filled space for students to express their joy and excitement, ensuring that the event was documented in a unique and personalised way.

Following the buffet supper informal awards were made by Mr Burton and Mrs Ali to students based on votes cast by their peers and members of staff.  Congratulations go to Ewan Maciver and Zara Khan were then crowned as Gala King and Queen, after which everyone took to the dance floor.

The Gala Ball holds great significance for students of the Academy, as it symbolises the end of their five-year educational journey in high school.  It also serves as the last gathering of the entire year group before they disperse to different sixth forms, colleges, and workplaces in September.

As the students embark on their future studies, we extend our best wishes to all leavers of 2024 and wish them every success and happiness in the future.

All photos from the Gala Ball can be viewed here.