Longdendale and Rayner Stephens say farewell to the class of 2018
Thursday 12th July 2018 @ 15:09 by Nigel Skinner
Dukinfield Glossop Longdendale News Tameside

Students at two schools dressed the part as they celebrated their Prom nights in style.

The classes of 2018 said a fond farewell at both Longdendale High School and Rayner Stephens High School – both part of the Aspire Plus Educational Trust.

Students celebrated their Prom events on successive evenings. The days started with an emotional Leavers’ Assembly at each school which celebrated their journeys along with their successes and achievements.

Students laughed and shed a few happy tears as they remembered the numerous trips, enrichment activities and day-to-day experiences at Longdendale and Rayner.

The Class of 2018 School Proms were a perfect end to the days.

Staff and parents were able to bask in the sunshine at the White Hart in Lydgate, celebrating the arrival of the students who arrived with lots of glitz and glamour.

On the respective evenings the students enjoyed an amazing Prom where they joined together in celebrating their hard-work over the last five years.

As well as speeches, awards and good food, the students were entertained by unusual quests to win complimentary soft drinks and danced the night away until midnight.

The amazing atmosphere and the way the year groups celebrated together was a fitting end to their school careers and their journey into becoming young adults.

Matthew Bowler, CEO of the Trust said: “It has been an honour and a privilege for the Trust to have been part of the lives of these wonderful students.

“Our school Headteachers and staff look forward to seeing the students of the Class of 2018 on results day in August, and we wish them all every success in their futures.”


Pictures by Lee Wilde