For the first time in its history, Crabtree Junior School in Harpenden staged a musical extravaganza with all 256 pupils.

The event held at Harpenden Public Halls was organised by the school's music teacher, Rob Bishop.

Year 3 performed the famous "Do-re-mi" song from "the Sound of Music" using glockenspiels to demonstrate their knowledge of musical scales.

A rousing gospel medley was presented by Year 4, and Years 5 and 6 came together to sing the wonderful "Rhythm of Life" and the famous "Cup song" from the film "Pitch Perfect" with its amazing accompaniment of 120 children playing the cups.

The evening came to a climax with a rendition of songs from "Oliver" by the whole school.

At the end of the performance Ian Pattrick, Headteacher, thanked the pupils, parent helpers and teachers for their efforts and hard work in producing such an enjoyable and uplifting evening.

Speaking afterwards Mr Pattrick said: "I am extremely proud of my wonderful staff and pupils who have worked so hard to make this evening of musical celebration come to fruition.

"The event has been such a huge success I fully expect it to become a regular event in the Crabtree calendar."

A leaving collection was organised at the end of the evening which raised £804 to be shared between the school’s chosen charities: The Brittle Bone Society, Children in Need, The Harpenden Trust and the RNLI.