A ROMANTIC student wanted to take his high school sweetheart to their prom in style so decided to paint his beloved tractor pink.
Christopher Manning, 16, from Kingsley, has always liked to do things differently so a limousine was never on the cards.
Luckily his romantic gesture proved to be a big hit with 15-year-old girlfriend Gina Walsh, who was ‘chuffed’ when her prince, armed with pink Hunter wellies, arrived to take her to their leavers prom at The Hammond School in Chester.
The agricultural engineering apprentice, who studied drama at the Hoole Bank independent school, also covered his tractor in pink LED lights and flowers and had ‘Cindarella’s Carriage’ printed on the sides.
He said: “You’ve got to be different haven’t you? It took me two days to do it. Gina was chuffed, it was a cracking night.”
Dance student Gina, who is from Howarth in West Yorkshire, was picked up by Christopher at the school, where she boarded during term time, much to the amazement of his fellow pupils and staff.
He then drove her to Manley Mere in Frodsham for the prom where he was followed by a convoy of teachers.
Christopher, who is a member of Beeston Young Farmers, has been interested in tractors since he was a child and fixes them as part of his apprenticeship at John Bownes Ltd in Winsford.
His tractor was given to him as a 15th birthday present by his parents and he passed his test to drive it when he turned 16 in November last year.