Staff’s online prom for the Class of 2020
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