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ROYAl Wedding fever has been sweeping across the area in preparation for the forthcoming nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Schools and nurseries have been holding their very own street parties and mock wedding ceremonies in the run up to the hotly-anticipated event next Friday.

Royal Wedding celebrations at Haggonfields Primary School.  Pictured are Tyler Smart, six, Charlie Birnie, five and Ella-Mae Hyde, six (w110414-2a)

Royal Wedding celebrations at Haggonfields Primary School. Pictured are Tyler Smart, six, Charlie Birnie, five and Ella-Mae Hyde, six (w110414-2a)

Tots at Little Acorns Nursery in Shireoaks dressed up in their finery to hold a special Royal Wedding-themed tea party.

Over at Carlton’s Kingston Park Primary and Nursery School, pupils celebrated the wedding by holding an action-packed street party.

Children dressed up in their party clothes and began the afternoon with songs including All You Need Is Love, Celebration and Going to The Chapel, which they performed in front of specially invited guests.

This was followed by a traditional street party in the school yard, which was trimmed with bunting especially made by the children.

Headteacher Vicky Helliwell said the bride and groom oversaw the fun and excitement as they took pride of place at the head of the table.

“After the party food had been consumed, there was lots of entertainment including a bouncy castle, tug of war, face painting, disco and games,” she said.

“It was a fantastic afternoon thoroughly enjoyed by all guests.”

The weather might not have been as good for pupils at Haggonfields Primary on their day of celebrations, but that didn’t stop their Party in the Playground event from going with a bang.

Pupils entered the hall to Handel’s Zadok The Priest before enjoying a buffet lunch, cake and speech ceremony and plenty of playground games.

Assistant headteacher Brian Huxley said the event got everyone in the party mood.

“The pupils’ behaviour on the day was absolutely exemplary, and parents, governors and friends all thoroughly enjoyed themselves,” he said.