Withington Girls’ School, Manchester Grammar and Manchester High School for Girls Leavers’ Ball
PUBLISHED: 00:00 08 August 2016
A sophisticated and fun prom at the Midland Hotel for Manchester sixth formers
2016 Leavers’ Ball
Josh Dooler, George Lawley and Charlie Maslen
Mishal Bandukda, Euan Chew-Graham and Alexis Phillips
Julia McCarthy and David Swarbrick
Attika Munir, Ghazzal Maydanchi, Katie Bodha, Francesca Halliwell and Antara Bate
Daisy Johnston, Lauren Woodhead, Natasha Edmonds and Mollie Watkins
Ganesh Velji, Lawrence Hopkins, Ayush Joshi, Harry Aaronson and Nabeel Hoque
Harry Aaronson and Martha Richardson
Ebubechi Okpalugo and Brearnna Close
Daisy Wood, Luke Tyler and Jean Evans
Laura Bailey, Hannah Hughes, Bethan Withers and Billie King
Kimberly Liang, Mariam Naseem, Iman Hasnain and Phoebie Arkwright
Helen Ng, Isabelle Dudley and Faye Ho
Dan Grantham, Michael Spellman and David Ng
Andy Lacy, Rebecca Prince, Matt Dawson, Rebecca Jones and Dom Kerrison
Sophie Haughton (Head Girl, Manchester High School for Girls), David Swarbrick (School Captain, the Manchester Grammar School) and Radhika Saggar (Head Girl, Withington Girls' School)
George Lawley and Becky Saleem
Around 300 sixth formers from three Manchester schools joined up for an evening of fun and glamour at the 2016 Leavers’ Ball at the Midland Hotel.
Students from Withington Girls’ School, Manchester Grammar and Manchester High School for Girls, donned black tie or colourful prom dresses for their farewell celebration.
Live jazz from the Alex Hill Music band accompanied a drinks reception, with Dave K Discos providing dance music. The occasion was organised by a committee of representatives from all three schools, led by Withington Head Girl 2016 Radhika Saggar, MGS School Captain David Swarbrick and Manchester High School for Girls’ Head Girl Sophie Haughton, who each made a short speech wishing attendees good luck for their futures.
Following the Ball, MGS Captain David Swarbrick said: ‘The 2016 MGS, WGS and MHSG Leavers’ Ball has been an incredible evening and a fitting way to celebrate the end of seven years at these three exceptional schools. I’m sure all of our cohort will look back fondly on their time at school. Although trying to balance organising the ball with exams has been at times very challenging it has been made easier thanks to the help and support we have received.
‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Rooney in the MGS Development Office, the Bursar of WGS Mrs Senn, MHSG’s Bursar Mr Moran and the staff at the Midland as without their help and experience organising the Ball would have been impossible.’
Withington Head Girl Radhika Saggar commented: ‘It was a perfect evening, with laughter, camaraderie and dodgy dance moves! A much deserved night out for all of us as we come to the end of our senior school journey.
Manchester High School for Girls’ Head Girl Sophie Haughton said: ‘After the stressful exam period it was lovely to have a night to relax and enjoy ourselves. The dreaded E word (exams!) was unanimously banned for the evening, which was appreciated by all!’