TALENTED singers from Heddon-on-the-Wall have impressed judges to win two awards at the Ryton and District Music Festival.

Pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School travelled to the festival last month where they won the Marion Taylor Trophy in the Song Class of the Junior Children’s Choirs.

They were awarded the trophy after their song choice, Chariot’s Comin, wowed judges.

The adjudicator deemed it to be an energetic and exciting rendition and awarded the choir a distinction.

The choir’s impressive performance also saw them win the W. A. Mears Memorial Trophy – a trophy awarded to the choir achieving the greatest scores in the choir class.

The pupils followed in the footsteps of former Heddon teacher, Beryl Amos, who won all four trophies in her class in 1968.

On one occasion she was awarded a trophy to keep after winning one class for three years in a row.