King Charles Primary School in Falmouth was filled with Christmas spirit at a special festive fair.

Pupils remained in school after lessons ended in order to attend the event and welcome visitors.

Headteacher Heather Taylor said: “It went really well. It’s just a wonderful opportunity for everybody to get together and take some time out of a busy festive season to be with their children.”

Pupils ran many of the stalls themselves as part of their enterprise work. They also made tree decorations and sweets which were sold to parents, and some joined their parents to run other stalls.

There was also a raffle and tombola, and Father Christmas set up home for the afternoon in a specially created grotto.

In the hall the school choir sang while visitors enjoyed mince pies and hot drinks.

Staff members also played their part, dressing up in festive costumes.

The afternoon raised £1,000 but Mrs Taylor stressed: “That was brilliant, but really secondary. It was about having that community event at the beginning of the Christmas season.”