On the 16th of March 2019, Year 12 Northfields students held a ‘Masquerade and Under the Stars’-themed prom for Sixth Form at Aventure du Sucre. The preparation for the event commenced in December – committees were established, decorations were discussed and ideas circled the Year 12 prom committee. The money needed to finance the event was made through fundraising – a Valentine’s day committee was elected to take orders and deliver roses on the 14th of February, and the profit generated went to decorating the venue as well as paying for a DJ and accommodating a photographer and teachers. Cupids circled the school that afternoon, delivering flowers and Valentine notes. A bake sale was set up to further sweeten the day.
After Valentine’s Day, several meetings were held to discuss ticket selling, financial situation and decorations. The theme was an interesting one to work around as we needed to incorporate and balance both ‘Masquerade’ and ‘Under the Stars’ in order to create an antiquated atmosphere. The decorations committee arrived early on the 16th of March to set up for the evening. We needed to think strategically as to what we would place where and what would look best. We were required to manage our time efficiently and ensure that every member of the decorations committee was fulfilling a task.
The prom event started at 19.00. The venue was lit up and music played in the background whilst the Year 13s walked in. After dinner, votes came in and the results were announced for Best Dressed, Best Couple and Prom King and Queen. The results were as below:
Best Dressed Girl: Jasmine H. (Year 13)
Best Dressed Boy: Haashim D. (Year 12)
Best Couple: Britt H. (Year 12) and Domenico S. (Year 13)
Prom King and Queen: Adam S. and Sophia R. (Year 13)
Dancing then commenced as the DJ whipped a beat and the fog machine created a ‘misty’ look that lifted up into the air. The bartenders walked around, offering several snacks until the event was over at 23.30.