Photos: West Craven prom

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Pupils and staff from West Craven High Technology College enjoyed an evening to remember at the school’s annual prom.

Held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, pupils put on their glad rags to celebrate bringing the curtain down on their secondary school years.

Throughout the year, the school’s prom committee has been raising money for the event and its usual charities.

A total of £1,300 was achieved through various activities including bag packing at the Co-op in Barnoldswick, a big chocolate tombola, some of the boys agreeing to have their legs waxed and one pupil cutting off her hair.

Airedale Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit received £650 and the Little Princess Trust, which supplies real hair wigs to girls and boys in the UK and Ireland who have lost theirs through cancer treatment, received £100.

Teacher Helen Waddington said: “It was a wonderful night. They have been a fantastic year group. We have high hopes for them and we are really proud of them so fingers crossed for the exam results in August. The prom committee were an excellent group to work with.

“This year was a retro 50s theme and all the silly awards handed out were vinyl record trophies with names on.

“This year we had a few new ones such as who would be most likely to marry a vampire, the most gullible, who would be most likely to get sent into space and who is most likely to set fire to something.

“Somebody then set fire to their napkin accidentally and it wasn’t the award winner! It was all good fun.”