PICTURES: Our Lady of Sion leavers’ prom

QUAD bikes, an ice cream van and space hoppers were just some of the inventive modes of transport pupils used to arrive at their school prom.

More than 60 students from year 11 at Our Lady of Sion School attended the leavers’ prom, held at the school in Gratwicke Road, Worthing.

Year 11 co-ordinator Jason Ramasami helped to arrange the event this year, and said he would be sad to see this year’s crop of leavers depart.

He said: “Staff, including myself as head of year, have developed a very special and friendly bond with this group of students.

“It has been a remarkable pleasure to have walked alongside them as they have grown through the school. Teaching is a tough job, but the joy of it is in investing in these individuals.

“The strength of Sion School is that there is a strong sense of community, empathy and mutual consideration. I am proud to have seen so much of this being displayed voluntarily in this year group.”

Our Lady of Sion is the first of the Worthing schools to hold its prom, because the school traditionally hosts it before the start of the exam season. Other Worthing area schools will hold theirs in the coming weeks.

Jason said of the evening: “They had an excellent time – the evening was focused on celebrating the shared memories and distinctive qualities that make them so special.”