Staff at The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley are singing the praises of three of their pupils who have been picked for the National Children's Choir of Great Britain.

The girls, Opal Weaver, Beth Challis and Olivia Chesser, all aged 12, were chosen after they took part in auditions in London.

They had prepared a piece for performance in front of the judges, and also practised their aural and sight singing in preparation for the big day.

Olivia comes from Reigate while Opal lives in Ide Hill and Beth in Outwood.