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Successful prom wear hire event

Posted 24th May 2024

We recently held a very successful prom wear hire event for our Year 11 students and students from other academies in the local area where they could borrow an outfit, free of charge, for this year’s prom. The event was held in our onsite social impact space, the Unity Community, and was open for local students from other academies due to the generous large volume of donations.

We know the cost of purchasing an outfit for prom can be a real burden for Year 11 students and their families, so the aim of our event was to remove barriers for students attending end of year ceremonies and to remove the stigma around borrowing outfits.

We are committed to aiding families through the cost-of-living crisis, but also to sustainability and to contributing to the rejection of fast fashion or single-use outfits by teaching our students that hiring an outfit is a great idea.

A huge thank you to everyone across the community who donated and supported this cause. The kindness of others has made a significant difference in the lives of our students, allowing them to create lasting memories.

This story was covered by BBC Look North. Read more here.