TALENTED youngsters wowed audiences with their school production of Annie.

More than 60 pupils from the Deanes School, Daws Heath Road, Thundersley, performed Annie over four days.

Children from all year groups are involved.

Year 8 pupil Sophie Winter starred in the title role as the orphaned girl from New York.

Head of drama, Zoe Harrision, said: “It has been a hard year for the Deanes with the threatened closure, but this particular group of pupils has remained faithful and attended all the rehearsals and worked tirelessly to ensure this production is another success.

“The pupils started rehearsing in November and attended weekly after-school and lunchtime rehearsals.”

Headteacher Jan Atkinson added: “It is wonderful to see different students with unique talents working together.

There has been such a vibrant atmosphere throughout the school.

“Our school performances are always professional and performed to the highest of standards with the latest performance as magnificent as ever.”