Sandy Carnival prince and princess 2014

Joe Febery-Watts and Jenna Riches
Joe Febery-Watts and Jenna Riches

All hail for the new royal court!

The competition to find a new prince and princess for Sandy Carnival was held on Sunday (March 23). The event, which was organised by Josiane Cullis, attracted record numbers.

The winners were Jenna Riches, 7, from Laburnum Lower School and Joe Febery-Watts, 11, from Sandye Place Academy.

Entrants were from Sandye Place Academy, Laburnum Lower School, Maple Tree Lower School and Robert Peel Lower School.

The children dressed up in their best clothes and answered a few simple questions.

Will Jackson, deputy mayor and one of the judges, said: “As far as I was concerned they were all winners and no losers. Their parents should feel extremely proud as they all made a fantastic effort.

“It was a real privilege to be asked to judge such a great community event.”

The other judges were Liz Judd from Friends Hairdressers and Mr and Mrs Davie from Inskip and Davie estate agents. Josiane Cullis was the compere.

Prizes were donated by Hayley Stewart and the Roundabout Club donated the function room to host the contest. Princess Jenna will have her hair done in a royal style by Friends Hairdressers.

The carnival prince and princess will ride in the procession on Saturday, June 14 and they will switch on the Christmas lights on Sunday, November 30. They will also attend other events throughout the year.