In the ACT that means they have finished Year 10 and now go on to college. After college it is work or further study. Last Friday was their final day of school. Last night was their graduation - not a big event at my son's school but significant nonetheless.
Tonight is their Formal. This is their end of school party. They dress up and are treated to a rock star greeting when they arrive.
My son chose to wear a purple suit jacket. The jacket has enormous personal significance for him. It is his story so I won't tell it here. However I will say that it represents personal growth, overcoming fears and learning to trust himself and other people.
The arrivals at these events is part of the fun. Students can spend a lot of time working out what car to arrive in. A lot of money can go into this as well. For BoyBoy and his friends the cost was less than $4.
Their Formal arrivals vehicle was a cardboard box car, complete with wind screen, headlights and number plate. It was manufactured in our garage over the past couple of days.
The boys walked it to the venue from our house. They passed the venue on the other side of the road before lining up with other cars to take their turn arriving.
I was in the crowd as they came by. I was a very happy and proud mother when I overheard people calling out and laughing.
Diva challenge 247
Here are my attempts. Not great but I have had other things happening this evening!
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