Gifted students from a Redditch performing arts group brought the festive spirit to Cheltenham Town Hall earlier this month. 

A group of 14 students, aged between six and 11, from Stagecoach Performing Arts put on a spectacular show on December 10 that was inspired by The Polar Express. 

Friends, family and other guests were also able to enjoy a plethora of festive performances, including singing and dancing to festive classics, by students from other Stagecoach Performing Arts schools throughout the evening. 

Stagecoach Redditch Principal, Michelle Westwood, said: "The experience was invaluable for the children, for some it was the first time performing in front of a big audience and on a professional stage.

"The students behaved beautifully all day and performed incredibly well.”

With a network of more than 55,000 students and more than 3,000 extra-curricular performing arts schools worldwide, Stagecoach aims to make a difference to students' lives by teaching Creative Courage for Life.

Many children have gone on to study and work in performing arts from blockbuster films to countless roles in local theatre productions. 

Early-stage classes are also available for those aged from four to six with the main-stage classes taking place for six to 18-year-olds every weekend during term time. 

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