The sun came out in time for the Year 11 Glebelands students to arrive in style at Hurtwood Polo Club, on Friday 29th June for their Dinner Dance. The vehicles were amazing and ranged from a Bugatti Veyron to a tank carrying 12 young men on the top. There was a sprinkling of VW camper vans, Smart cars, sports cars, old bangers, Bentleys, limos and an ambulance too! The number of parents, friends, families, ex-students and staff waiting at Hurtwood Polo Club to see them all arrive was spectacular and the crowd was 10 deep in places!
The students all looked absolutely stunning and so grown up. It was so lovely to see how much they have changed since, they started Glebelands five years ago as Year 7s. There was a stunning array of dresses with every colour imaginable, and the boys sporting different types of suits: from morning suits to DJs - some with different colour lapels. It might even be said that the boys out dressed the girls!
The marquee was set out beautifully with chandeliers and candy-coloured balloons on each table; the tables also included students' banners (with their tutor group names decorated on them) which were hung up to celebrate their five years at Glebelands School. The dinner was a choice of Chicken Cacciatore or Beef Bourgignon, with a delectable Belgian Chocolate Torte or Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova for dessert.
Finally, the dancing was brilliant with the students and staff mingling and jumping up and down together to all sorts of modern tunes and "cheesey favourites" especially for the oldies! The students thoroughly enjoyed their last hurrah of being members of the Glebelands community and were an absolute credit to the school, their parents, their teachers, tutors and their Head of Achievement, as their behaviour was impeccable. "We wish all the Year 11 leavers all the best for their exam results in August and hope they go on to achieve their full potential at college or work" said Mrs Alys Ransom, their Head of Achievement.
Source - Glebelands School