YOUNGSTERS at Castle Mead Primary School in Trowbridge got the red carpet treatment when they found themselves in fairy tale land yesterday (Friday, May 28).

The dreams of some came true when they attended the school's Fairy Tale Ball before the day ended for the May half-term holiday break.

Children in the Resource Base classes were invited to the ball and got the red carpet treatment on their arrival.

Mel Jacob, of Castle Mead Primary School and a newly-elected Wiltshire councillor for Paxcroft Ward, said: "The children have been learning about fairy tales all term and this was a fabulous finish to the topic.

"It was one of those moments where everything comes together and it was a perfect end to the term.

"The children were telling each other how beautiful they looked. It was a really good end to the spirit of a royal ball."

The school is part of the Mead Academy Trust and its chief executive Lyssy Bolton was invited to the ball but was unable to attend.

Music was provided by music therapist Adrian Snell and a staff member from sister school The Mead played the cello to accompany the children while they danced.

Children and staff donned their finest fairy tale character outfits and a small marquee was put up in the grounds for the special occasion.

After walking the red carpet the children were greeted by Queen of the Ball, head teacher Emma Larkham, who presided over royal games including Royal Musical Statutes.

They also tucked into an early morning feast of fruit and drinks, served using old-fashioned platters and goblets.