Students full of prom -ise!

PUBLISHED: 16:49 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

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STRETCH limousines and sports cars were among some of the modes of transport students from Crow country took to their school leavers proms on Friday. More than 100 students from The Meridian School in Royston were dressed to impress as they emerged from

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STRETCH limousines and sports cars were among some of the modes of transport students from Crow country took to their school leavers' proms on Friday.

More than 100 students from The Meridian School in Royston were dressed to impress as they emerged from their vehicles.

The event which was organised by the Friends of Meridian School saw parents flocking to see their children arrive.

Once there, pupils and teachers enjoyed a buffet, disco and a chocolate fountain, with all profits going to Breast Cancer UK.

School spokeswoman Brenda Milonotis said: "It was a huge success yet again and a wonderful evening.

"Students arrived in sports cars, a horse and carriage, a Panther De Ville, and a double-decker bus.

"Everyone looked so well and had a good time. We will be sad to see them go - they have been a good year."

Sixth-formers from Freman College in Buntingford also arrived in style at Cottered Village Hall.

On arrival they were given champagne, and then danced the night away.

Avril Taylor, head of the sixth form, said: "It was a lovely evening.

"They will be sad to leave, but are looking forward to the next stage in their lives."

Any money left over from the evening will be donated to Bicycles for Rwanda, which is the school's chosen charity for this year.

Each bicycle costs £200, and so far the school has enough to buy five.

The bicycles will enable young people to get around, with seats on the back so they can earn money as a taxi service.

Year 11 students from Bassingbourn Village College were dressed for the red carpet.

Limousines, vintage cars, and a double-decker bus got students to the prom on time, with one student arriving in a helicopter.

Pupils and staff enjoyed a disco and sit-down meal, with parents acting as waiters and waitresses.

A committee of students raised £2,500 for the event through a fashion show and college disco.

June Horne, assistant head of Year 11, said: "Everyone looked lovely. We will be sad to see them go.

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