Last night’s Dean Close fireworks display went off with a bang when hundreds came along for an
evening of fun, food and fantastic fireworks!

The Dean Bean catering van was extremely busy selling the ever-popular pumpkin spiced lattés and soup, while the Leiths Cookery pupils spoiled guests with ‘posh’ hotdogs made with local sausages in brioche buns with homemade toppings. For those with a sweeter tooth there was also a popcorn stand, sweet cones and toffee apples.

The weather was chilly and crisp making the conditions perfect for a spectacular pyrotechnic show.Showers of colour filled the skies above the heads of the huge crowd, full of splendid colours with rockets souring to incredible heights before bursting into shooting stars. It was truly impressive with lots of wows from the gathering below. Pupils, parents, staff and local residents all loved the show and it was great to see the community having so much fun together.

Spectators claimed that the display rivalled that of Disneyland and an Old Decanian in his 90s said “how lovely to be back at Dean Close, seeing the old building lit up by the fireworks was such a treat”.

Pupils from the Pre-prep right through to the Sixth Form arrived back to School after the half term break, excited to spend an autumnal evening with their friends and families. What a lovely way to return to School.