A PULLMAN bus was the chosen mode of transport for the class of 2018 as they headed to their leavers' ball.

Students from Joseph Rowntree School in New Earswick headed to The Parsonage in Escrick for their final farewell.

Director of sixth form, Ben Coleman, said: "This tremendous group of young people have worked incredibly hard over the last two years to prepare for their A-level assessments and it has been fantastic to see them grown in confidence and shape their future plans.

"They have many exciting journeys on the horizon, from summer holidays after the exams finish in June to gap years for some, University and Apprenticeships or employment for others.

"The whole year group has put real thought into their next steps progression and with results day on August 16th it will be great to see them leave with the results they deserve.

"Over the course of the last two years there have been ups and downs, with the obvious academic challenge of their A-level courses combined with some really fun social events and charity fundraising.

"Seeing the Chuckle Brothers alongside star wars characters, Gandhi and spiderman always makes for an interesting day in November when we fund raise for Children in Need.

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"It's also worth noting the trips they participated in over the two years, whether they be course related like the biology and geography field trips and the London trip for Sociology or cultural experiences like the American exchange and the ski trip. These outside of the classroom experiences all add to the value of the Sixth Form experience and I would encourage any student stepping into our Sixth Form to engage with as much as possible in this regard.

"Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the students in the Class of 2018 for making my job with them this year so enjoyable, it has been great catching up with you all to discuss your stresses, future plans, successes and any other random chats we may have had. All the very best of luck with all your future plans, whatever you end up doing please get back in touch to let me know so I can update the destinations board and you can help to inspire the Sixth Form students of the future."