School set to get perfect prom thanks to University competition
6th March 2017
Sixth formers at a Dronfield school are set to say farewell to the classroom in style after winning a Sheffield Hallam University competition to help them plan their perfect prom.
Seven schools from the region took part in a competition to produce a video depicting their perfect prom which was posted on the University's Facebook page. The videos were judged by a panel including Daryl May, Principal Lecturer in Events Management at Sheffield Hallam; Sarah Nulty, the director of Tramlines and Roop Mullins, the owner of local events agency Doub7e Seven. Dronfield Henry Fanshawe was announced as the winning school at a celebration event held at the University. They will now receive expert advice and support from events management staff and students to plan their dream prom this summer. Director of sixth form Marc Howell said: "The students have given up so much of their time to work on the project and we are incredibly proud of them. "It has been a fantastic project we've loved being involved in it." One of the students involved in the project, George Vandrill, said: "It feels amazing to have won. We watched the other schools' videos and thought they were really good so we were shocked when it was our name called out. "We really enjoyed coming up with the theme and making the video. We're going to have a really amazing prom now." The competition was the brainchild of Mark Norman, senior lecturer in events management in Sheffield Business School. He worked with the University's schools and colleges engagement team to set up the competition with the schools. He and a team of events management students will now work with the school to help make their prom vision a reality. Mark said: "It's been a fantastic initiative to raise the profile of events management as a career option in a fun way. We've been impressed with the engagement, creativity and innovation shown by all the schools taking part in this competition." The other schools involved were Bradfield; Silverdale; High Storrs; Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne; The Brunts Academy and Outwood Academy, Newbold. To watch the winning video visit the University's Facebook page.