With a theme of ‘Night at the Circus’, everyone on the campus was excited to see just what the Senior School Formal would present. No one was disappointed and the Student Staff Executive (SSE) of 2018 are to be congratulated on their tireless work to make the evening a memorable event for everyone.
Just entering the venue was a feast for the eyes, with a giant ‘Pembroke’ sign greeting you, and great lighting and ceiling decorations. The room had been carefully planned and thought had gone into making sure that there were plenty of places to sit, eat and have fun.
There were lots of different themed activities to keep everyone entertained and many students commented that they didn’t have time to do everything, such was the variety. I saw sideshows, balloon artists, stilt walkers and acrobats alongside giant games, a caricature artist and a high striker sideshow.
One of the highlights of the evening was the student band, who kicked things off with a selection of dance-floor fillers. Apparently they had only been able to rehearse a couple of times, but they presented as a very tight ensemble and soon the dance floor was packed.
There were plenty of chances for students to get multiple photos with groups and individuals as well as a range of photo booths for more casual moments. A wide selection of delicious finger food was eagerly consumed to fuel yet more dancing.
The SSE presented some amusing awards for the evening during a break in activities and the event concluded with a DJ set. It was universally acclaimed as the best formal for some time. The SSE had endeavoured to make it as inclusive and entertaining as possible and I am sure many great memories were created.
Head of Senior School