Across the county Red Nose Day turned into a knees up with children taking part in dance and fancy dress events for the charity.

Ivy Lane Primary School in Chippenham saw all years take part in a dance-a-thon with children getting down dancing the day away in a relay of movement and boogie fun.

Organiser Kerry Nowosielski said the children had been energised and were up for the event with each class taking part throughout the day.

At Marlborough’s St Mary’s Primary School there was a two hour dance-a-thon organised by the parent teacher association in ten minute sessions with 50p being donated by each dancer.

And at Preshute Primary School children and staff dressed up for the day.

In Calne the children of Holy Trinity Primary School wore red to school as part of the fund raising efforts donating £1.25 for a red nose and £2 for Deeley Boppers.

Georgie Taylor of Create Move Dance said she invited her young dancers along with their mums and dads and grandparents to take part at Floor Explorers in Kington Langley Village Hall on Friday, March 15.

She said: “It was amazing with two sessions of dancing that included circus games, fancy dress, juggling, movement and dancing.

“Parents brought cakes and drinks and altogether we raised £206.32.

“I was very happy to see so many families enjoying themselves and am grateful for their donations to the fundraising cause.”

During the morning event the hall was packed with one dad demonstrating some football skills and other parents trying out the tight rope strung across the hall.

Elsewhere Chippenham’s Whitehall Garden Centre donated £1 for every hot drink and cupcake bought in its cafe while the BBC placed a red nose on the white horse on Hackpen Hill.