Staff’s on­line prom for the Class of 2020

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THE staff at St Bede’s, Orm­skirk have been des­per­ately sad at not be­ing able to cel­e­brate with the Class of 2020.

Af­ter five years at the school, the year group was on course to be one of the high­est per­form­ing in the school’s his­tory.

They also brought much joy to the school with their en­thu­si­asm and en­ergy.

In an at­tempt not to al­low the cur­rent lock­down to stop all cel­e­bra­tions, staff at the school staged an on­line vir­tual prom on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram.

Us­ing the hash­tag #vir­tu­al­prom2020, staff shared shots of them­selves cel­e­brat­ing the year group at home – some set­tled for a cup of tea on the sofa, while oth­ers got dressed up for the oc­cas­sion.

The pic­tures re­flect the af­fec­tion that the teach­ing and sup­port staff have for this su­perb group of young peo­ple.

Phil Den­ton, Head­teacher, said: ‘We think the world of all our stu­dents.

“Some­times you get a year group that re­ally gels to­gether and forges life­long friend­ships that you can just see in the school. This year group re­ally em­bod­ied our val­ues of love, faith and hope.

“De­spite not be­ing able to cel­e­brate in per­son at this time, we wanted to show them how much we’ll miss them all.”

Mr Den­ton added: ‘I’ve promised the stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity of a real-life prom as soon as we can phys­i­cally or­gan­ise one. How­ever, we’ll cer­tainly never for­get the #vir­tu­al­prom2020’.

The school has been very cre­ative in other ways, such as a vir­tual Y7 Wel­come Night for new stu­dents.

In ad­di­tion, there has been an on­line Q&A for par­ents who wanted to ask ques­tions about St Bede’s.

Mr Den­ton con­cluded by say­ing: ‘Through un­cer­tainty comes cre­ativ­ity and it’s been a priv­ilidge to work with such cre­ative staff and stu­dents’.

Staff at St Bede’s found a way to mark the end of the school year with a vir­tual prom event

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