PUPILS at St Joseph’s Middle School in Hexham brought their version of High School Musical to the stage of the town’s Queen’s Hall theatre.

The musical involved almost half of the school’s pupils and was well received by audiences.

Drama director at St Joseph’s Kirsten Coulsen said: “The acting in general was of a high standard. All threw themselves with unabashed energy and commitment into their roles.

“In addition to the enthusiasm, commitment and effort of the cast, great credit must go to the lively and hardworking band and, in particular, to those many staff behind the scenes without whom there would be no show.

“Many congratulations to the pupils and staff of St Joseph’s for delivering such an accomplished and enjoyable show!

The performance came as St Joseph’s was once again rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted following a short inspection.

Executive headteacher Fiona Conley said: “I am delighted with the Ofsted report.

“I am particularly pleased that they have noted the strength of the high-quality additional curriculum experiences on offer to pupils, such as music, sports and performing arts.

“A successful school can only succeed if everyone is supportive and works together to achieve the best outcomes for pupils, and that is definitely what St Jospeh’s strives to do.”