PICTURES: Crowning of May Queen in Northumberland village

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.
The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

Snow failed to freeze out a school’s traditional May Day celebration.

Hugh Joicey C of E Aided First School at Ford had to hastily rearrange its annual crowning of the May Queen on Friday when snow put a stop to the usual outdoor events.

May Queen Fiona McIntosh.

May Queen Fiona McIntosh.

Acting headteacher Jacqueline Dalrymple said: “It’s the first time it has been snowing on the day of our celebrations.

“We had to adapt what we were doing and the staff, the children and the PTA responded quickly and it worked out really well.”

Fiona McIntosh, nine, the oldest girl in the school, was crowned May Queen.

The celebrations were held in the school hall for a smaller audience, with a larger event planned for Monday when more people will be able to enjoy the activities.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

May Queen Fiona McIntosh is crowned by headteacher Sally Wood.

May Queen Fiona McIntosh is crowned by headteacher Sally Wood.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.

The annual May Day celebrations at Ford First School.