Cheerleaders, aliens, Indians and more – Tiverton High School’s Year 11 students get creative for this year’s Dress as you Dare day.
The fancy dress event, which was held on Friday 22nd June, is an opportunity for Year 11 students to have some fun after completing their GCSE exams. The costumes are always weird and wonderful, and the event, which is unique to Tiverton High School, has become a right of passage for any student leaving the school.
The whole school gets involved, with all year groups invited to watch a parade of the fantastic costumes created that year.
Tiverton High School Headteacher, Sammy Crook, said: “Dress as you Dare day is one of the major highlights of our school calendar, and our Year 11s will be planning their costumes from the start of the year in preparation for the big event. Each year the costume ideas get more inventive and more creative, and it’s wonderful to see everyone having such a good time after the hard work they have put in to their exams.
“Next week the Year 11s have their Prom, so this time really is about saying goodbye to the school and marking the end of this chapter in their lives. If this year’s Dress as you Dare day costumes are anything to go by, we are sure to see some fantastic outfits next week too!”
Head Boy James Parker said: “We’ve spent a lot of time working together and taking exams together and this is a great opportunity to have fun together at the end of it all. Everyone here is enjoying dressing up and we are all friends together.”
Head Girl Jess Fitch agreed, adding: "It is a really great way of everyone coming together. It's fun and it's silly and it's a great way for the younger years to say goodbye to the older members of their tutor group families.”