The beautiful school grounds provided the perfect setting for the CPA Summer Ball on Saturday 12 July.
The Prize Giving marquee was transformed with large colourful paper pompoms, box trees with fairy lights, agapanthas kindly borrowed from Mr and Mrs Stevens and beautiful flowers expertly arranged by Mrs Fellows. Guests arrived to the beautiful sounds of a harpist and enjoyed cocktails and canapés on the lawn, before making their way into the marquee for their delicious four course dinner.
The band, Bustin Loose, was amazing, and there was not a spare inch on the dance floor from the moment they started playing until they finished at 12.45am.
The evening ran smoothly with the fantastic help of Rebecca Fellows (OC 2010, Vanbrugh) Jack Bennett (OC 2012, Feilden) and Harry Fellows (OC 2013, Vanbrugh) who did not stop all evening, from replenishing candles to serving wine at the bar and table service.
The photographer was kept very busy, and all the photos from the evening can be viewed on his website. The photographer has also offered Cokethorpe families a special offer. Download more information on this promotion (PDF).
Many thanks to all the staff who helped make this event such a success; Mrs Bennett for managing bookings, the Foundation Office for their support with marketing and printing and the Maintenance Department for providing such an amazingly well kept venue. Special thanks to Claire, Ozgur and the Catering Department for serving up a delicious dinner, with the aid of several Old Cokethorpeans who waited on the tables attentively.
The CPA committee would also like to thank all parents and guardians for their support at events over the past year and wish you all a lovely summer.