MORE than 250 pupils helped showcase the very best Alva Academy has to offer at their annual Christmas concert last week.

On Monday, December 17, members of the local community poured into the school to watch a vast array of talents, from the S1-2 choir to a ukulele ensemble.

There was also a guitar ensemble, a woodwind group, orchestra and staff choir plus much more on offer to the delight of all who attended.

David Clifford, who helped organise the show, told the Advertiser that it was a fantastic night.

He said: “There was a packed audience on the night and everyone had a fantastic time.

"Two of our S6 head team, Laura Manson and Scott Brough, compered the evening magnificently.

“To see and hear 250 pupils, staff and members of the public performing together is a wonderful feeling.

“It completely sums up just how much we value community at Alva. To be able to share this with parents, family and friends through music is truly amazing.

“I would like to thank the music tutors, staff, audience and the pupils for a very enjoyable and worthwhile evening.”

Volunteer certificates were also awarded on the night to two girls, Leah Anderson and Eva Duncan, who generously give up their time every Monday night to help out at a new choir for people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease.