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Hundreds of the area’s students enjoyed their big night as prom season began in style.
Umbrellas turned into the most important fashion item of the night as boys and girls at St Bede’s Catholic ComprehensiveSchool and Easington Community Science College did their best to stay dry and enjoy their prom.
But once inside, the girls, dressed in stunning frocks and the boys dressed to impress in their suits, made the most of the night they had been waiting for.
Shotton Hall was the venue for the students of St Bede’s.
As usual, the teenagers turned up in array of impressive vehicles, including one group of students deciding to arrive in a classic coach.
Proud parents watched on and took the opportunity to get photographs.
Meanwhile there were similar scenes at Lumley Castle, in Chester-le-Street, as the Easington students enjoyed their prom.
As the school leavers from East Durham look back at their night they will have great memories of their big night.
Jackie Morris of Easington Community School was extremely impressed by all of the outfits on show but even more so with the weather.
After hosting the prom in the outstanding Lumley Castle, she was “very pleased” with the event.
She told the Star: “It was a great night to be had by all.
“I couldn’t believe the weather was thunder and lightning and then when the limousines rolled up with the students inside, the clouds cleared and we could get pictures outside with everyone.
“I know how much the prom means to the kids and they were extremely well behaved as always.
“It has been a pleasure to know the children and I know they all really enjoyed themselves and yet again Lumley Castle provided an outstanding setting.
“We were over the moon to be able to get the photographs outside and not have to rush the pupils through the side door of the building.
“Some years we have had to make everyone just run and try to dodge the drops to get inside.
“Luckily though we could enjoy the stunning grounds at Lumley Castle which has always played a fantastic host to our prom.
“Overall the night was fabulous and we are over the moon with the event and hopefully we will see many more to come.”
The prom season is now in full swing and the Peterlee Star will be covering all of the school’s proms from around the area.
This week, on Friday evening, it is the turn of Shotton Hall School who have their leavers prom.
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Weather for Peterlee
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: North
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Wind direction: South east