LIPHOOK Junior School pupils enjoyed a day at the O2 Arena being part of the Young Voices school choir.

Young Voices is the largest organiser of school choirs in the world.

It brings together school children from across the country at arena events, and there were more than 7,800 children singing at the O2 Arena last Friday.

This was the 21st season of Young Voices concerts raising money for charity.

The 51 pupils from Liphook, having been practising with the school’s choir leader, Jo-Anne Beverley, since September, sang and danced to songs from around the world, entertaining the capacity crowd.

The pupils had to learn to sing in the Welsh language for a medley of songs from around the United Kingdom and to sing ‘Maliswe’ from South Africa.

The songs ranged from traditional folk to a pop medley.

The entertainment also featured soul/jazz artist Natalie Williams who was joined by the choir to sing Ain’t Got No, I Got Life, with the Beatbox Collective and The X Factor finalist Tabby Callaghan, from Ireland.

Conductor of the huge choir was David Lawrence.

Although it was a very long day for the children, who were accompanied by school staff and parent volunteers, they will be looking forward to taking part in the next event.

Liphook Junior School headteacher Michele Frost said: “The Young Voices group is such a brilliant gathering, and we are proud to be a part of it.

“Having the opportunity to sing collaboratively at the O2 Arena, under the guidance of a professional conductor and accompanied by a professional band is an experience that the children and all adult helpers will remember for a long time.”