Monday 12th July 2021

After the challenges of formal planning last year due to Covid-19 this year's formal organisation was comparatively straightforward. We were lucky enough to secure the Otago Museum as our venue. This year we decided to bring back the tradition of having a themed formal; this year's theme was ‘vintage’ and on the night the venue was filled with decorations and cheese cutters to match. After weeks of planning, phone calls, meetings and countless emails everything was organised and ready for the big night. The formal began with the Year 12s and their partners arriving first, with the Year 13s shortly after. The guests were welcomed by our Head Prefect, deputies and the formal committee. The museum began to fill with the sound of chatter as everyone eagerly waited for their food. On the menu there was slow braised lamb and mouth watering bao buns, and for dessert sticky date pudding with spiced caramel sauce. Once the guests had been served, they settled down to enjoy their food as they listened to music which was played by the talented Dr Preston and Mr James. After dinner, everyone began to line up for their formal photos which were taken thanks to Kelk photography. Nearing the end of the night people were drawn to the sound of music coming from the Hutton theatre where they were met by a DJ and photo booth provided by Gravity Events. It was a very successful night that will stay with the boys as a great memory for years to come. Hudson Ross