It was my Leaver’s Prom on Friday, and in the months leading up to it I was not looking forward to it, and I didn’t really want to go. But on the day, when I got my hair and makeup done, I was really excited.

I think we all have mixed feelings about Prom, and all for different reasons. I think that it’s a good way to say goodbye to the people who you’ve known for the last 5 years, and it’s really the only time that everyone in a year group has a similar focus, so it just brings everyone together with the same cause. However, I think that the amount of money that some people spend on their outfits for this one night is astronomically high, and I know that it makes the people who don’t spend as much feel bad about themselves, and self-conscious, because I know that I felt this way. But on the night, I felt so gorgeous, even though I didn’t spend hundreds of pounds on my dress.

That’s the most important thing that Prom can do to teenagers. People who normally don’t feel pretty or have quite low self-esteem, can feel gorgeous, and love themselves, even if it’s just for one night.

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