A Sheffield social enterprise is planning an alternative celebration for those unable to attend their own school prom.
A Mind Apart will host its ‘A Night with the Stars: The Alternative Prom’ event at the Burton Street Foundation on May 25.
The celebration has been designed to fully represent the prom experience, with music, dancing, food and entertainment.
Joe Thompson, a tutor at A Mind Apart and organiser of the evening, said: “Many young people cannot attend their school prom for a variety of reasons, and often these reasons are outside of their control.
“We wanted to create an evening open to those who cannot attend their school’s prom, or perhaps don’t have a school prom to attend at all. The key aim is to provide an opportunity for anyone to enable them to celebrate the end of their time at secondary school.
“The night aims to bring a sparkle of magic to everyone who attends. Staff at A Mind Apart are working hard to ensure this evening is something to be remembered, regardless of needs or backgrounds.”
A Mind Apart’s managing director, Jodie Marshall, said: “The work A Mind Apart does is very much about making performing arts accessible to all, irrelevant of needs and background. The prom is in response to our alternative educational provision students telling us that they wished they could attend their school proms when they are in year eleven but not attending school. We want all students in the city to have the same opportunity as their peers”
The prom will run from 7pm to 11pm. Call 0114 232 1172 for details or to book tickets to the prom.