THE night came to life and hundreds of pounds was raised when Walwayne Court Primary School in Trowbridge held their annual glow in the dark scarecrow trail.

The musical theme was deemed a great success with around 300 families attending on Friday night.

The 25 glowing scarecrows wowed the masses, lighting up the woodland area of the school grounds alongside twinkling hanging candles in the trees, creating a magical experience for all the family.

Dynamic Laser Southwest put on a laser show, and Millie Brackstone impressed everyone with her LED hula hoop skills.

The families also got to enjoy a silent disco and UV face painting.

Organiser Amanda Wiffen said: “The scarecrow entries were outstanding and all families had gone to so much effect to impress the crowds.

“On completing the trail families voted for their favourite scarecrow, with third place going to Diane Hill for Mary Poppins, second place going to Maria Freeman Fulbrook Smith for Shrek and first place going to Kat Pearce with Rosita from Sing.

“If you would like to get involved next year, the theme will be glow in the dark scarecrow trail – a spooky theme. Anyone can enter a scarecrow and all are welcome to attend.

“All funds raised will go towards enriching the education of the children by way of supporting schemes such as the Life Bus, which teaches children all about their bodies and emotional health, guest speakers to support class topics, a Christmas treat for the whole school and IT registrations keep the tech up to date.

“This event raised a brilliant sum of £996.52 which we hope will dent the needs of the school and add to the enjoyment of an already amazing primary school. Thank you to the fully committed small team of PTA members, teachers, office staff, governors and parent volunteers.”

Visit the school’s facebook page to enter next year’s trail.