Summer would not be summer without a music festival.

And young people were in fine voice as they staged an open air music festival on the school field.

The concert was staged in the Kearsley West Primary School's very own amphitheatre.

And given its resounding success, it is hoped the concert will become an annual tradition.

Each class chose a favourite contemporary song to sing, along with the school choir who also performed two of their songs from the recent Bolton Music Festival.

Headteacher Jackie Fitton said: "The concert came about because our PTA had previously raised money to buy an amphitheatre for our school field.

"We decided to use it for a summer concert. We linked this to our work done in PHSE linked to family and the community, singing songs such as 'Together as One, There's a Place for Me and A New Day'."

"The weather was kind to us and it became a real family event with over 250 tickets sold for the event with parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters coming to join in with the maiden event, which we hope will become an annual tradition.

"It was so wonderful to see the audience singing and dancing along with the children, it was Kearsley West at the heart of the community, injecting a sense of belonging and wellbeing to everyone.

"The atmosphere was wonderful, the children really enjoyed performing on the open stage and the audience certainly were happy to join in with all the fun."

She said the feedback from parents had been "fantastic".

Comments included: "Absolutely fantastic evening, well done everyone, you were all fantastic, hopefully this becomes a yearly thing." and "What a lovely evening listening to all the children singing in the gorgeous evening sunshine." And "Seeing all the happy faces was amazing."

Ms Fitton said:"I for one can't wait for our next open-air event."