A GROUP of young Kirklees musicians wowed a London audience.
The children were the stars of a special show at the Barbican Centre, for politicians and head teachers.
More than 60 pupils from two schools were invited to perform in the concert, highlighting young talent.
The children, from Ashbrow Junior School, Sheepridge, and Thornhill Junior School, Dewsbury, calling themselves the Wider Opportunities Ensemble, performed in front of an invited audience of several hundred people.
They played a variety of instruments including the violin, trumpet, trombone and viola.
The concert was part of the Music for Life festival of children's music-making. It featured youngsters from the 13 areas of the country that took part in the national Wider Opportunities pilot project, which began in January last year.
Kirklees was one of the local education authorities involved in the programme to encourage primary school children to develop an interest in music.
Staff at the Kirklees Music School compiled the contribution to the concert by the Huddersfield and Dewsbury children.
* Music-makers were in action in Huddersfield when bands from Kirklees Music School performed at the town hall.
Dozens of people, young and old, took part in the concert, staged by the Huddersfield Music Centre, part of the Kirklees Music School.