The May Ball is a highlight of the Wakefield Girls’ social calendar and an event that many of our Sixth Form students look forward to throughout their High School careers. Held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds on the first Friday in May, it is a significant school tradition, with the first May Ball being held in 1989.
The event is a wonderful time for Wakefield Girls’ students to celebrate all their achievements whilst at school, alongside their peers at QEGS, many of whom have studied alongside each other in co-educational A-Level classes.
Whilst Year 13 have diligently focused on their studies, preparing for their A Level exams, they also exemplify the typical Wakefield Girls’ spirit of multi-tasking. The preparation for May Ball begins long before May arrives with planning and arrangements being led by the student May Ball Committee. No mean feat! Congratulations and many thanks to the Committee – consisting of Bryony, Luchia, Freya, Amelia, Luke, Charlie, and Connor – for your hard work over the past few months.
Always included is our traditional Senior Prefect Dance, which opens up the dance floor. In preparation, the Senior Prefect teams at Wakefield Girls’ and QEGS started dance lessons straight after the Easter holidays. This year, Year 13 student Nell Poppleton taught everyone alongside Mr Dean, Head of Classics at QEGS, who is also a skilful ballroom dancer. Their skills were in high-demand, with Senior Prefects persisting with their practice, displaying grit and resilience no matter how many times their feet are trodden upon! On the evening of the May Ball, the Senior Prefect Waltz was a resounding success.
Many staff members also enjoy the opportunity for a relaxed, social evening with students they have come to know extremely well, to share good wishes and say goodbyes at the May Ball.
Year 13, we wish you all the very best. You have been wonderful to teach.