STUDENTS waved goodbye to their high school years with colourful proms.

Youngsters from Manningtree High School and Harwich and Dovercourt High School were treated to special send-offs on Friday night.

Harwich students had their very own Hollywood red carpet moment as they turned up to their prom at the Park Pavilion in Dovercourt.

They arrived in a variety of vehicles for the event from sports cars and vintage cars to a horse and carriage, motorbikes and even a mobility scooter.

They were greeted by hundreds of supportive friends, family and members of the community and posed for pictures in the Mayor’s Garden.

The partygoers then had a hot buffet, received fun awards and danced the night away.

A school spokesman said: “The students were an absolute credit to the school and their families. Their behaviour was impeccable and the atmosphere in the wonderfully decorated Park Pavillion was probably the best ever. Thanks to all the parents, carers and friends who came to support the event and for respecting the area we had closed off, giving each student their moment in the spotlight. The prom continues to pull in a massive audience and really does show that the school is right at the heart of the Harwich community.

The Prom King chosen was Jordan Smith and the Prom Queen was Romy Bennett.

At Manningtree High School, the hall was transformed by Leisure Hire Marquees into a prom room with light-up dance floor.

A spokesman for the school said: “As always, Manningtree High School’s prom was held on our school site, which was dressed up to match the occasion.

“The whole evening was truly spectacular, from a Beetle car and a tank on arrival to the last student standing on the light up dance floor.

“We hope the students thoroughly enjoyed their send off from Manningtree High School, and wish them the best of luck.”