King's Lynn school cancels prom at late notice
King Edward VII Academy in Lynn has made a last-minute decision to cancel its Year 11 prom.
The 'low-key' promenade without some of the traditional trappings of the usual event was due to be held tonight (Friday).
But a message from school principal Sarah Hartshorn posted on the KES website yesterday said it would not now be taking place in the light of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's postponement of the ending of Covid restrictions, due to take place on Monday.
It has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 21, which is the last day of the school term, and two days after the hoped for 'terminus' date set by the PM for the ending of Covid restrictions.
The message seems to indicate that the rescheduled affair could have many of the trappings that would have been denied tonight, such as the extravagant forms of arrival.
The full message reads:
"It is with great regret that following this week’s announcement to delay the lifting of covid restrictions and further information last night from County, we are forced to cancel the Prom planned for Friday. We said from the start that this could be a possibility but had hoped we would not find ourselves in this situation.
"We intend on rescheduling this event to Wednesday 21st July. If for any reason you are unable to attend on this date your tickets will be fully refunded.
"If all goes to plan and the government lift restrictions, we look forward to seeing Year 11 get an opportunity to celebrate the end of an era in style.
"I know you will be disappointed with this news but hope you understand that this decision was taken out of our hands, and we will do everything to ensure the rescheduled date is a success."