Dollar Academy youngsters turned out in their best fluorescent finery as the school dining hall was transformed into a neon paradise for the annual Form I Disco on Thursday 22nd September. The event was organised by senior pupils on the school’s Charities Committee and raised £350 for Save the Children, a charity they had selected for its work with children both in the UK and across the globe.
Caitlin Frickleton, one of the 6th form pupils responsible for the event, said: “We had a really large attendance and got everyone up dancing and singing. Popular songs were greeted with excited shrieks from the girls, and even the most unenthusiastic of boys were enticed onto the dance floor by the prospect of winning a box of Heroes in the dancing competition! A good night was definitely had by all, and everyone was noticeably disappointed when the last song was announced by the DJ. This was a successful event and thanks are due, on behalf of Form I, to all the staff who turned out to admire their pupils’ spectacular outfits and dancing, and to those involved in the organisation of the event.”
The disco had been organised to conclude the Activities Day on which all Form Pupils had been involved earlier. Teambuilding exercises led by their Form Tutors and prefects had given them all a chance to exercise a variety of essential skills and to simply have fun with their friends.
The evening disco was timed to coincide with the Information Evening for their parents. So whilst the youngsters were enjoying the disco fun, parents had the opportunity to speak with teachers and senior staff about the opportunities and choices available to their child in Senior school and to hear a presentation on internet safety. A further highlight of the parents’ evening was to witness a rehearsal and recording session of Karl Jenkins’ “Adiemus” performed by Dollar’s elite Chamber Choir.