PUPILS from a Whitchurch school showcased their creative side at a county-wide musical concert in Shrewsbury.

The event, which was held in Shrewsbury Square, saw pupils from the Whitchurch Junior Academy join with other schools for the performance to celebrate the relaunch of their county ensembles.

Shropshire Music Service organised the event, held in late June, which manager Alison Stevens said was a 'celebration' of the hard work done post-lockdown.

"A huge well done and thank you to everyone involved with our performances in the Square," said Alison.

"The sun shone, the crowds gathered, and our students made us all very proud.

"This was a celebration of the hard work our students and teachers have put in during a very difficult 15 months.

"This event also celebrated the relaunch of our county ensembles from September, following closures because of Covid-19 restrictions.

"We showcased five different instrument families throughout the morning – brass, guitar, percussion, strings, and woodwind – in their own group performances.

"I'm extremely proud of all that has been achieved under difficult circumstances.

"Group music-making has never been more important for wellbeing, community, and musical development."