YOUNG musicians performed alongside members of the acclaimed Halle Orchestra when they staged a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One.

Talented children from seven primary schools performed their own poetry and music compositions themed The Halle Fires Burning.

The event was staged at Queensbridge Primary School in Farnworth as part of the SHINE project which runs every Saturday morning.

Children from local schools have been working with musicians from the Halle to write their own music and poems for the concert.

Sue Stirzaker, project manager for Farnworth Shine at Queensbridge School, said: “The children did really well.

“They only meet on Saturdays and only had that time to compose their music and write their poems — and it was great, the standard was very good.

“They have worked really hard together with the staff, and we are so proud of them.

“The children were thrilled when they came off stage.”

Schools which took part were All Saints CE Primary, Highfield Primary, Queensbridge Primary, The Ferns, St James CE Primary, St John’s CE Primary and St Peter’s CE Primary.