Bury students sang their hearts out earlier this month at a sold-out West End performance in London.

A total of 80 students from the Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) took to the stage of the Shaftesbury Theatre with "fantastic Wild West" style costumes funded by charity Liv's Trust.

The performers, aged 6 to 17, acted, danced and sang their hearts performing in the show alongside PQA Stockport and PQA Nuneaton.

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PQA Principal, Andrea Lynette-Young, said: "I couldn't be more proud of these amazing young people.

"For some, it was their very first time on a stage and it was the West End.

"For others, it's been two and a half years since they've done a large-scale show.

“They performed with energy and so much confidence.

"Their acting was fantastic and there were some hilarious comedy moments that they absolutely delivered with ease.

"And the singing and dancing in the musical numbers were flawless.

“They were simply incredible, there was not a dry eye in the house.

"They also looked wonderful thanks to the support of Steve Goodman and all at Liv's Trust.”

The PQA runs every Saturday at Holcombe Brook Primary School and will be re-starting rehearsals in February for the full-scale musical comedy "Troubles A Brewin".

Andrea Lynette-Young said: “PQA Bury also celebrates its fifth birthday this October and to celebrate we are going to be hosting our next big event, a Red Carpet Cinema Screening.

“We will show all the films we've made in the last year and those we will make from September, so the students get the opportunity to be on the Big Screen just like their Hollywood Idols.”