A personal post of my daughter Maya’s prom day.  She asked me for a Day in the Life photo shoot of the big day and it was a request I couldn’t refuse.  Any photo shoots with Maya over the past few years have involved hard cash.  Or a bribe.  So I was a little bit delighted to say the least.

But I have to be honest here.  I was one of those people who rolled their eyes at the very thought of school proms and was of the ‘we’re getting too much like America’ ilk.  I balked at the thought of the cost and preparation. But the day came and went, and I can honestly say I’m now completely sold on the school prom.

Getting to the end of the secondary school is a really big deal.  It’s the end of two years of pressure and hard slog for many.  It’s also the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood. And the start of making their own choices and their own way in life.  They get to choose which college they want to go to and what subjects they want to study next or which apprenticeship they want to do. They are at the beginning of laying the foundations of their adult lives.

And what better way to celebrate this coming of age event than getting all dressed up, and feeling super special.   Then going out with mates and people they’ve been with years and just having some nice food, lots of laughs and a dance!

The Academy at Shotton Hall’s prom day was rainy, windy, and cool.  But this is the northeast so it went largely unnoticed and a fabulous time was had by all 🙂

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