Over the last eighteen months, we have demonstrated that our vision for the school is more than just words. The Big Camp and Together at Christmas events amongst others, are about providing opportunities and experiences for our students and ensuring we show a care and concern, for the community we serve.
I am writing jointly with our Head Girl, Mia Hollis and Head Boy, Alfie Jukes to ask for your support in ensuring that our annual Year 11 Prom is open and accessible to all students, irrespective of their postcode or parental income.
The Year 11 Prom has become a wonderful celebration of a student’s time at Hove Park. Pangdean Barn https://www.pangdean.com is the perfect location for this special event to take place, which is why we have gone back there for the last few years.
However, we are fully aware that the ticket price together with everything else that goes with it, will sometimes make the total cost, a barrier to attending for some students.
I have therefore challenged our Senior Students to work together to raise money for an OurProm fund. We will use this fund to subsidise the ticket cost to ensure that all students are able to attend and/or allow families to access the fund to help pay for the additional extras including; suit/dress, hair, makeup and transport.
Our Senior Students will be coordinating a number of events over the next few months, but essentially we are looking for support by:
- A contribution to the OurProm fund https://www.gofundme.com/hovepark-ourprom
- If you know / own a business that would be willing to offer a discount for students, that we could advertise as part of an OurProm Package.
- - Hairdresser
- - Nail Bar
- - Transport
- - Dress / Suit hire
- Anonymously sponsoring a student to attend (the ticket price is £35).
The Year 7 Big Camp is a free to all event, that every student is able to come and enjoy at the start of their time at Hove Park. It would seem only right to make their final experience something open to all, in the same spirit of community and support.
Jim Roberts, Head teacher
Mia Hollis, Head Girl
Alfie Jukes, Head Boy