Students arrive at prom in style thanks to Major Partner

Ron Dearing UTC students arrived at their prom in style after one of the school’s Employer Partners donated two Porsches for the event.

Porsche Centre Hull, a Major Partner of the employer-led school and its F1 in Schools Challenge Sustainability Partner, donated a Porsche Taycan and a Porsche Turbo S to bring extra glitz and glamour to the special occasion.

Students from Ron Dearing with two Porches from Porsche Centre Hull. © Kevin Greene


A total of 140 Year 11 students dressed to impress for the evening, which took place at Lazaat in Cottingham for the second consecutive year, and more than 20 arrived in a Porsche.

Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal – Employer Engagement at Ron Dearing UTC, and Cieran Dowling, the UTC’s F1 in Schools Coordinator, were chauffeurs for the night.

Lynn Robinson, Key Stage 4 Information and Guidance (IAG) Mentor at Ron Dearing UTC, who co-organised the prom, said: “The students had a fantastic time and everyone looked fantastic.

“We’re really grateful to Porsche Centre Hull for donating the vehicles, thanks to our excellent ongoing partnership with the business.

“Other students arrived in an array of transport, including a vintage car, and it was a brilliant night to celebrate their school years.”

Students and staff enjoyed a buffet, music and a photobooth as they danced the night away.

Students from Ron Dearing at Lazaat, Cottingham. © Kevin Greene


Student Kamron Barker, 16, said: “It felt really good to travel in the Porsche. I love cars, so it was a dream come true. The prom was amazing with lovely food and the photobooth was great fun.

“I’ve loved my time at Ron Dearing and I’m sad to leave. I’d like to study business and chemistry as Ron Dearing has sparked my passion for the subject. I want to set up my own company and hopefully afford my own Porsche one day.”

Fellow student Alexis Marley, 16, said: “I loved the Porsche and I felt so good. The prom was amazing and I had a great time.”

Abbie Jackson, Digital and Marketing Events Manager at Porsche Centre Hull, said: “I’m thrilled to hear the students and their families enjoyed the cars.

“It has been a pleasure partnering with Ron Dearing UTC to create such memorable moments for the students. We’re incredibly proud to have been able to contribute and look forward to continuing our partnership.”