A Magical Evening

On the afternoon of the 22nd November, our Year 12 pupils left CIC and returned a few hours later transformed. The style, sophistication and swagger simply blew us away. They gathered in the assembly hall, which had become a tropical paradise thanks to Bronagh, Joan and Tracey. A few celebrities stopped by CIC’s ‘Love Island’ to send them on their way, while Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel decided to make a night of it!

The magic continued as they journeyed to the Galgorm where we were met with a red carpet reception that would rival any Oscars! The paparazzi (John McIlwaine) was there to capture this momentous occasion. It was not long before the sweet aromas drifted from the kitchen and our bellies began to rumble. The meal more than matched the luxurious surroundings of the Galgorm, there wasn’t a crumb left.

Feeling refreshed, it was then time for the infamous CIC awards ceremony. Faith Hamilton and Evan Stagg were crowned Duke and Duchess of Crumlin with Barry Graham scooping the Del Boy award for most likely to become rich and famous. The CSIE added in another award this year- Mr and Mrs Wonderful. There was much anticipation over who would win the coveted surprise award; Mrs McGarry even received a few votes herself! The votes were counted and following a beautiful serenade from our head boy and girl, Brandon Lewis and Katie O’Neill were crowned Mr and Mrs wonderful.

The DJ moved into action and the dance floor was alive until the stroke of midnight when the spell was broken and we reluctantly ushered them home.

The night was a fantastic success. We would like to take this opportunity to say how very proud we are of our pupils. They were perfect ladies and gentlemen the whole night through. We hope they will remember this fantastic night for many years to come.