Students say farewell to school in style at prom celebrations

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School’s out forever - and what better way to celebrate than a party.

Thousands of Lancashire youngsters marked the end of their high school years in style by ditching the tie and blazer in favour of glam.

Fancy dresses or tuxedos replaced the traditional school uniform for the scores of annual leavers’ balls taking place over the past few weeks.

The high school prom, or valedictory ball, is the social event of the year 11 calendar.

Making an entrance is top of the menu for everyone taking part and no expense is spared as the girls splash out on their fancy frocks, hairdos and line up for their spray tans while smart is the only style for the boys.

But, it is not just about looking good on the dance floor - imaginations run riot as the teens work hard to outdo each other to put variety into their arrival at the chosen venue.

The class of 2014 were no exception as they received the red carpet treatment after arriving in everything from stretched limos and tractors to a fire engine and a helicopter. The high school prom is an American import and has taken over from the traditional end of year formal or grad party. Some schools still stick to the old name but it is anything but a “do” for the school hall.

In recent years schools across the area have pulled out the stops to make sure their leavers mark the end of their school days in style.

A host of glittering events have been held at posh restaurants and hotels across the county as carefree teenagers let down their hair and marked what is probably the last event they will celebrate together.

The Lancashire Evening Post captured some of these events for the girls and boys who spent month looking forward top the event - as did their teachers who joined in the fun.

16 page picture special in today’s Lancashire Evening Post, and also available on our tablet apps.

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