Poems not proms: England’s schools give leavers send-off in Covid times

Posted by on June 18, 2021 9:53 am
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Headteachers across the country have been forced to get inventive to recreate a sense of occasion

Headteacher Ben Davis bowed to the inevitable this week and wrote to all of his year-11 pupils and their families to inform them that the school prom – the now-fashionable highlight at the end of secondary school – had been postponed.

The hotel that was to have hosted the event contacted the school to say that in the light of the prime minister’s announcement on Monday that final Covid restrictions were to remain in place for another month, the prom could sadly no longer go ahead.

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