All looking good at Spalding special schools prom

Youngsters at the leavers' party
Youngsters at the leavers' party

It was an emotional evening as students from the Priory and Garth Special Schools came together at their leavers’ party.

Self-taught guitarist Sam Evans made his debut as he performed for the first time at their black and white-themed dinner and disco.

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler

He has gained a place on a music production course at his chosen college in what has been a record academic year for the students.

Year 11 teacher and party organiser Amber Sinclair said: “It was quite emotional but we only had tears from one person.

“Moving on is a big step for our children. Coming here initially was huge for them. A lot came from one to one support in primary schools and although there is support here all around them it is a different structure.

“They have different learning difficulties and 65 per cent of our students have autism.

“But we have a very good transition programme to enable them to make that next step into further education and the majority are moving on to colleges in Boston and Stamford.

“They have made fantastic friendships during their time here.”

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