PUPILS at Lornshill Academy last week put on stage their Christmas Concert on front of a packed hall.

Around 300 parents and carers visited the school last Wednesday, December 11, for the show and were not disappointed.

There were more than 80 talented young people performing in the evening concert with everything from solo acts to a Makaton sign language choir.

On stage were a range of vocal groups as well as the academy's jazz band, showcasing everything from funk classics to traditional Christmas songs.

Teacher Iaian Kirkpatrick, the school's faculty head for the creative arts, said: "There was a great variety on show and the big finale was All I Want for Christmas is You with 80 performers on stage in front of a pretty much paced assembly hall."

He said there has been "really positive" feedback from parents and carers.

The concert was not only a chance for young people to showcase their talents, it also brought the school community together.

Mr Kirkpatrick was "absolutely delighted" with how the night went and paid tribute to colleagues as everyone pulled together and worked hard to put the show on stage and made it a success.

There are plans for more next Christmas, but before then, the academy will see it's school show taking place at Alloa Town Hall in June, which will be a performance of We Will Rock You – those who were there on the night already enjoyed a wee snippet last week.