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The Gatwick School celebrate their first ever school prom

School proms have now become a stable requirement of schools celebrating their students final days.

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For a new school there will always be a lot of ‘firsts’ and each and everyone should be celebrated as they grow and cement themselves in the community.

For The Gatwick School last week (27th July) saw their first ever prom for Year 11 and it was certainly impressive.

The schools first ever Year 11 cohort arrived at school in a range of luxury cars and enjoyed both the evening sunshine and refreshments alongside their parents, staff and friends.

The main event was held at the beautiful Alexander House in East Grinstead.

Miss Newman, Progress Leader for Yr 11, who organised the evening said:

“I am so pleased that the students thoroughly enjoyed their Prom. Both the girls and boys looked absolutely fantastic on the night. “

Head of School Mr Roessler said:

“I was very impressed with the organisation of a great evening and the students were a real credit to the school. Definitely ‘onwards and upwards’ at The Gatwick School”

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Crawley students put a literary spin on their ‘lockdown’ life

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Crawley College students have been putting a literary spin on their lockdown life.

Last month, the Maths & English team dared their students to enter a college-wide ‘LockDown WriteUp’ challenge.

Students studying GCSE English or Functional Skills were invited to write 250 words, either fact or fiction, about the lockdown experience and they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Around 50 stories came in, with a selection of them chosen to appear on the college website. Amazon vouchers were  also up for grabs as prizes for stories that impressed staff the most.

David Towsey, Head of Learning for English & Maths, at Crawley College, said:

“We were delighted with the response from our students. Many of the entries came from our GCSE English students, which – for me – makes their accomplishments all the greater as many of them previously had less confidence in their writing ability.

“The aim of the competition was to provide an opportunity for us to share our stories in this unique time, and to make people smile and feel more connected to each other and to their college community.

“The variety of entries was fantastic, and it was inspiring to see how the students really tapped into their imagination and left us wanting more – the aim of all good storytellers!

“We’re proud to share just a small snapshot of these on the website, and hope people enjoy reading them as much as we have.”

You can read a selection of the ‘LockDown Write Up’ Crawley College stories at https://www.crawley.ac.uk/lockdown-writeup

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