YOUNG musicians took to the stage at a music festival to celebrate a pool of talent and success, with some students being scouted for national choirs.

The fifth annual music festival took place at LVS Ascot and 235 musicians from Berkshire, Surrey and West London took part.

Pupils from LVS Ascot celebrated a 'record success', winning 15 gold, 11 silvers and 12 bronze medals.

James Bryant, head of music at LVS Ascot, said: "Our fifth annual music festival was the most successful yet, allowing almost 250 talented young students from the south of England to perform to professional music adjudicators in our theatre and recital room."

Students from other schools in Berkshire took part in the three day event, such as Heathfield School, Charters, Holyport College and schools in Reading.

The music festival saw a variety of vocal and instrumental performances across a range of disciplines and levels.

Since 2015, the music festival has grown in size and has established itself as a key event for pupils at schools across the south.

Students take part in this yearly event to 'test themselves and experience performing' at a professional 250 seater stage.

Professional judge Leigh O'Hara, was also on board to provide feedback and help develop the future generation of talent.

James added: "Music is a key part of life at LVS Ascot and we are delighted to extend the opportunities our students have to a much wider group of young musicians, to help them benefit from the expertise and facilities we have here."

LVS Ascot Infant and Junior school pupils also won places on the national children's choir and national youth boys choir after winning gold medals at the festival.

The next Gold Medal Winners concert will take place on March 1.