Poor students pay for expensive rides for prom

Teens in poor London neighbourhood pay for expensive rides as part of school ceremony

It is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Britain, with about one in 10 unemployed.

But teenagers in Tower Hamlets, in the east of London, have splurged on expensive supercars which cost more than a house in the area.

The 16-year-olds rent Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys as they celebrate leaving school, the Mail Online reported. For them, it is an opportunity to show off and turn the spotlight on themselves.

The vehicles can cost up to £300,000 (S$580,000) each to buy, yet one-bedroom flats in some parts of the borough are worth as little as £70,000.

The students wanted to head to their National Record of Achievement (NRA) ceremony - an event roughly equivalent to a prom celebration - in style, and found a stylish way to do it.

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