More than 200 youngsters took to the stage to sing their hearts out as part of an annual music show.

Our Lady and St John's Catholic College in Blackburn presented an evening of 'Music from Musicals' with primary school pupils at the King George's Hall.

Hundreds of people joined together to sing a collection of hits from famous shows.

Organiser Renia Memmory, music teacher at Our Lady and St John's for more than 10 years, said it was a great event enjoyed by everyone.

She said: "It was amazing, we had so many great comments from people after the show.

"After all the rubbish news and tragedy in the world recently it was nice to see the young people just enjoy their innocence.

"It's about inspiring our children and bringing community together through the arts."

Songs were performed by the young children from classic musicals such as Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Mary Poppins and more.

Everyone taking part was given a rehearsal pack and a CD two months before the performance to give them chance to practice.

The annual event has been carried out for approximately 20 years by North Road high school.

Around 180 primary school pupils from Blackburn performed at the event from eight schools including St Anne's RC Primary, Holy Souls RC Primary, St Alban's Primary and Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour RC School.

A choir made up of around 60 pupils aged seven to 16 from Our Lady and St John's Catholic College also sang, alongside a community choir made up of around 30 participants.

The youngest singers in the show were pupils from St Annes Nursery and were aged just three and four years old.

Ms Memmory said: "It's a real community event and that's at the heart of why we do it.

"It's so special for staff, children and everyone, it just reminds everyone about how great music is.

"The kids absolutely loved it, they spent all night saying can we do it again?"

The event also featured a song performed by the community choir in memory of victims of recent terror attack in Manchester and London called 'The Prayer'.

Other primary schools who got involved with performing were St Antony's RC School in Shadsworth Road, St Mary & St Josephs RC School in Bennington Street and Intack Primary in Whitebirk Road.