A primary school was taken back to the 1940s for an evening of vintage fashion.

Eastenders star Carli Norris, who owns the vintage shop Chocodolly in Sir Isaac's Walk, visited North Primary School in Colchester on Friday.

About 100 guests dressed up in glamorous 1940s costumes and enjoyed a glass of Prosecco.

The Three Chordettes performed a range of classics which got everyone dancing.

Staff at The Hair Raid Shelter also offered make-up and hair demonstrations.

The evening raised £550 for the school’s Free For All campaign, which enables children to experience school trips and music lessons for free.

Alan Garnett, headteacher, said: “We are very grateful to Carli, the evening was a great success. It is wonderful when local businesses can work with schools to make a difference for children.

"I am already looking forward to the next Chocodolly evening.”

Carli said she was passionate about raising funds for the cause and was grateful to everyone who came to the event.

Visit www.chocodolly.co.uk.