Pupils enjoy early parties

Bonsall Primary School pupils Holly Black, George Clark, David Mycock, Elise Pugh and Lucy Walker celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding at their tea party.
Bonsall Primary School pupils Holly Black, George Clark, David Mycock, Elise Pugh and Lucy Walker celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding at their tea party.

It may not be the Royal Wedding for another week yet, but schools across the Dales have been getting their celebrations in nice and early.

The ceremony at Westminster Abbey takes place on Friday, April 29, right in the middle of the school holidays.

Flag Day: Cromford Primary School reception class pupil Roxy Wright looks forward to the Royal Wedding at their Royal Wedding tea party.

Flag Day: Cromford Primary School reception class pupil Roxy Wright looks forward to the Royal Wedding at their Royal Wedding tea party.

This meant that any schools wishing to mark the occasion had to do so before the pupils broke up for Easter.

At Cromford Primary School they took the wedding celebrations one step further than most at their Royal Wedding tea party - by having a wedding of their own.

Year Three pupil Joseph Shardlow and year five pupil Kathryn Taylor took on the roles of Prince William and Kate Middleton when they got married for the day.

The royal celebrations continued as all the girls at the school donned their finest party dresses - and the boys were given the chance to get dressed up too.

It wasn’t just children having a great time though, as family and friends were invited down to the tea party

Daphne Redfern and her grandson Jacob, two, got into the swing of things, enjoying their sweet and savoury snacks.

Also getting in on the act with a tea party in honour of the Royal couple were pupils at Bonsall Primary School.

Pupils waved Union Jack flags and everybody got dressed up in red, white and blue clothes for the day.

The tea party was decked out in Union Jack bunting and children ate off Union Jack plates and drank from Union Jack cups on Union Jack tablecloths.

It was a family affair for many pupils, as five-year-old Molly Ross and her four-year-old younger brother Charlie celebrated the wedding together, as did five year-old Chloe Taylor and her younger sister, one-and-a-half year old Scarlett Taylor.