UK parents worried over US-style prom night for 10-yr-olds

July 24th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 24 (ANI): Parents’ groups in Britain have expressed their worry over plans for a US-style prom night for children as young as ten.

Organisers say the bash has been inspired by Disney flick ‘High School Musical’, and the kids are encouraged to wear gowns and tuxedos, with some even planning to arrive in stretch limos.

But parents’ groups called it “worrying” and say mums and dads will be under pressure to shell out for clothes and transport for the event at St George’s in Portland, Dorset.

“I find this worrying and very disappointing,” the Sun quoted Margaret Morrissey, founder of website Parents OutLoud, as saying.

“Children that age are really not ready for it. They all want what their friends have. It puts a lot of pressure on parents,” she said.

But organiser Corina Fielding, 33, whose 11-year-old daughter Kacie requested the do, said the kids love the idea.

“The kids all love High School Musical and they’re so excited about having a proper prom,” she said.

“We’re going to have a king and queen. There’s no set dress code. If they want to wear ball dresses and tuxedos it would be wonderful,” she added.

A St George’s spokeswoman said the school did not officially support it. (ANI)

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