TRICKS, treats and lots of laughter - a Winchester school saw another year out in style as circus performers entertained hundreds.

The sold-out performance of Happy Circus, in a special big top on Kings Worthy Primary School's field, saw a 600-strong audience on Wednesday (July 22).

Children and teachers dressed in bright colours for the final day of term, with a family picnic before the evening show.

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The event was organised by the Parent Teachers and Friends Association as a fundraiser.

Jo Griffiths, who recently stepped down as chairman, said it was bigger than the 2012 event, which she also organised.

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"It's a great community event and more importantly it's good old fashioned fun, especially when you see the children looking at the clowns and laughing," she said.

"It's not 21st century entertainment. I think that's why we sell out every time because it appeals to toddlers and grandparents and everyone in between.

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"It's nice that whole families can come and enjoy it."