Sheffield students having a ball at the end of exams

High Storrs prom night
High Storrs prom night
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Beaming Sheffield students celebrated the night of their lives to kick-off prom season in style.

Almost 200 youngsters from High Storrs School swapped their school uniforms for ballgowns and dinner jackets in the glamorous leavers’ ball.

High Storrs prom night

High Storrs prom night

It was one of the first to take place in the city, transforming Kenwood Hall hotel in Nether Edge into a disco for the evening.

Sue O’Connor, director of key stage four at High Storrs School, said pupils had also enjoyed a buffet and even gave out their own tongue-in-cheek awards for teachers and staff on the night.

She added: “The Year 11 prom is always a well-attended and fun evening for the students to celebrate the end of their GCSEs and their achievements, and this year was no exception.

“All of the students had a great time, were impeccably behaved and really celebrated in style.”

Thousands of youngsters will mark the end of their school lives, ditching revision timetables for disco dancing, with proms across South Yorkshire in the coming weeks.

Limousines and more unusual machines will transport crowds of classmates to many evenings of emotional farewells.

And The Star is hoping to capture all the excitement by sending our photographers to school events for a special summer supplement.

Proms for all ages – from nursery to secondary school – can feature in the pull-out.

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