STUDENTS at a school in Somerset celebrated in style during their prom - despite Covid-19 restrictions not lifting in time.

Year 11 pupils at Bridgwater College Academy were meant to have a traditional prom at a separate venue, but could not due to the Government guidelines.

Luckily they still managed to celebrate with a garden party at the school.

At 3pm on June 25, once all the students had left, staff transformed the outside into a garden party venue, with bunting, fairy lights and other decorations.

The students arrived at 5pm and had photos and a welcome drink. They were served canapes and desserts by staff volunteers and could order a variety of different mocktails.

Bridgwater Mercury: GROUP: Bridgwater College Academy prom. Pic: Jeff Searle

The pupils left by 7pm, and went to celebrate with friends and family, while the staff turned the prom venue back into a school site - ready for Monday morning.

"The school staff pulled together amazingly to see that this event went successfully, and the students were as usual a credit to themselves, their families and the school," said a spokesperson for Bridgwater College Academy.

"Thank you to everyone who helped make this last minute event a success!"

Bridgwater Mercury: ARRIVAL: Bridgwater College Academy prom. Pic: Jeff Searle

Bridgwater Mercury: CELEBRATIONS: Bridgwater College Academy prom. Pic: Jeff Searle