KIDS across the Wee County took part in a West End showcase recently, culminating in a class performance.

Eleven children signed up for the workshops, held at the Dumyat Centre, to learn a routine taught by fully-trained professionals.

The workshop was led by Claire Hoyle and several others who helped instruct the kids on their vocals and acting.

The kids studied musicals School of Rock and Mamma Mia, with elements from The Greatest Showman, before putting together their own show.

Claire said the first workshop was a resounding success and she was delighted with the performance.

She said: “I think what blew my mind was that they only had three days but they were all just amazing.

“The kids were between 8 and 11 and they were just brilliant. They took it all in their stride. Parents were telling me they couldn’t believe how much they had learned.

“It went really well, we had a great audience full of parents, grandparents and friends and they all loved it.”

Claire explained that she had lived in England for a while, performing and teaching where she could, but explained she always wanted to teach back in Clackmannanshire.

“My background is in performing and I lived down south for the past 19 years,” Claire added. "But I’ve now moved back up.

“In between performing jobs, I’ve always done teaching and performance jobs so when I moved back to the area, I wanted to see what we could do here.

“Now that I’m back and fully settled, the plan is to do more sessions and hopefully start a regular school.”

Claire was delighted with the success of the April workshop and has already announced another workshop to be held in July.