NHSG’s first May Ball was held on 16th May. The theme was Gatsby style and the 170 guests dressed for the occasion.

The May Ball was held at the Hancock at the Great North Museum and the Living Planet Gallery provided a wonderful setting for the Sparkling Drinks Reception which was kindly sponsored by DE Pharmaceuticals. During the Reception, guests were able to enjoy some 1920s style dancing performed by girls in Years 9 and 10 and have their photographs taken next to the stunning 1920s style cars on display.

The evening continued with a delicious three course meal followed by dancing to live band Chameleon until the early hours. Thank you to Cellular Solutions for sponsoring the late license.

Many thanks also to all the local businesses who supported the evening by donating a raffle or auction prize or sponsoring the May Ball programme.

Raffle prizes


Bradley Gardens

Carrs Barbers Club


ID Hair


Jesmond Beauty Clinic

Julie Carter Beauty

Newcastle High School for Girls

Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park



Sanderson Young

Terry de Havilland

The Vaulkhards

Y and L, Jesmond

Table and Programme Sponsorship

Bradley Gardens

Bridgewater Furniture

Everything Different

Exquisite Events


Orion Teamwear



Seaham Hall

Shared Interest

Todd Milburn



As a result we have made a small surplus from the event which will go towards School projects and to our School Charity, Percy Hedley Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who attended and ensured the evening was such a success. We aim to make the May Ball an annual event, with a new venue and theme each year. Please send any suggestions to Janice Graves!

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