The singing careers of primary pupils hit a high note when they performed at London’s O2 arena with X Factor’s Stacey Soloman.

Pupils from Templars Primary School and Howbridge Junior School and their parents joined 7,000 other pupils from UK schools at the arena to take part in one of five giant school concerts with Stacey Soloman and other artists.

The children learnt songs such as Mr Blue Sky, a folk song medley and a pop medley, for the event, which was organised by Young Voices to get young people to experience the joys of music.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.