MORE than 400 children took part in a singing event at Wellington School.

Around 450 children from 22 schools across the region turned out for an afternoon of workshops and rehearsals.

Hundreds of parents, grandparent, friends and relatives poured into the packed sports hall to hear the concert, complete with a professional band and three conductors.

Ros Shaw, from Wellington School, said: "All the pupils had learned the songs in their schools with the help of their music teachers, and my colleagues and I have been into all the schools to work with them.

"When they finally came together on Friday, the sound was electrifying – such an exciting moment.

“It was tremendously exciting to have such an array of fantastic singers from so many schools coming along – there is some serious talent around and we feel privileged to have been able to showcase some of it last week.

"My thanks must go to all the primary music teachers who have worked to hard with their children to make this happen."

The schools taking part were: Awliscombe Church of England Primary School, Bishops Nympton Primary School, Blackbrook Primary School, Burlescombe CofE Primary School, Chard School, Cotford St Luke Primary School, Culmstock Primary School, Curry Mallet CofE VC Primary School, Dulverton Junior School, East Anstey Primary School, Hemyock Primary School, Holy Trinity CofE VA Primary School, Kentisbeare CofE Primary School, Lyngford Park Primary School, Nether Stowey CofE Primary School, North Petherton Community Primary School, Norton Fitzwarren Primary School, Plymtree Primary School, Sampford Arundel Primary School, St John’s CofEPrimary School, Webbers CofE Primary School and Wellington Prep School.