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, and it brings together school children from across the country at arena events.

Last Tuesday (February 6), 44 children from Liphook Junior School went to the O2 Arena in London to participate in one of the annual concerts of the Young Voices school choir.

The concert is an opportunity for choirs from around the country to sing together in front of family and friends, and 7,981 children participated in total last Tuesday.

Liphook Junior School’s choir have been busy rehearsing for Young Voices since September with the school’s choir leader, Jo-Anne Beverley, who said that she was very proud of all the children who participated.

“It was a long but successful day,” said Jo-Anne.

“The choir sung their hearts out and it was incredible to hear so many children sing songs together in such a large arena.

“Opportunities like this are rare and I know the children will remember this trip for a long time.”

Some of the favourite songs from the day included a compilation of cartoon theme tunes, a selection of songs by Stevie Wonder and a pop medley including Human by Rag’n’Bone man and Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran.

Executive 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 never forget.”