“MAY the force be with you” – all the way to the school prom.

Teenager Mollie Baker was given a special armed guard to get her to her prom at Chilworth Manor.

Mollie and her friends from Redbridge Community School were escorted to their end of school celebration by a pair of Stormtroopers from the film Star Wars.

It is one of scores of similar proms taking place across Southampton and Hampshire and the Daily Echo photographers are there to capture all the magic of the events for two Proms Picture Specials.

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Did you miss our first of two Prom Picture Specials in the Daily Echo last week?

If so, don’t worry, you can see all the pictures and videos from school proms across Hampshire and Southampton  by clickiing here.

We are also running another Proms Special on July 16 with comprehensive picture coverage from 24 school proms – plus vote for your Prom King and Queen – at dailyecho.co.uk.