Girls, 16, turn up in helicopter for school prom
Two teenage girls have stunned classmates by turning up for their school prom in a helicopter.
Chloe Webb and Lauren Huggett, both 16, had hoped to arrive in style by limousine but were disappointed to discover that all the chauffeur-driven cars were booked up.
Fortunately for them, Lauren’s father stepped in, paying for a £500, half-hour flight to the end-of-year event to ensure they made a spectacular entrance.
The flight on Friday took the girls from their homes near Stroud, Gloucestershire, to the venue in Gloucester eight miles away on Friday.
Chloe said: “It was really exciting. I’d never been in a helicopter before.”
The special trip, in the Robinson R44 twin-engine chopper, was organised by Lauren’s father Jason Huggett – who also went along for the ride.
Chloe said: “It was a fantastic trip – really good fun. We got in the helicopter and flew around for half-an-hour before being dropped off at our prom.
“All our friends were really shocked – they could not believe it. We landed on a patch of grass right next to the tent where our prom was taking place.
“We had wanted to get a limousine to the venue but they had all gone by the time we went to book it – but this was even better. The prom was brilliant too.”
The girls, from Archway School in Stroud, were attending the Year 11 prom
Chloe now plans to study beauty therapy at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. Lauren, from Cashes Green, near Stroud, will stay on to study in Archway’s sixth-form department.