PUPILS at Burton Hill House School performed songs, dances and musical pieces at the Wiltshire Music Festival last week.

Music from children all around the county was played at the festival for Swindon and Wiltshire schools with special needs students.

The children did a special version of Beethoven's Ode to Joy on chime bars, and special equipment was used to create the sound of bottles falling for the song Ten Green Bottles.

The schools were helped by Bob Heath of the Swindon Music centre and musicians from Akabella and Thin Ice also played a major part in making the evening a success.

Kaye O'Neill, fundraiser for Burton Hill School said the children had a fantastic time and so did the audience.

"It was a brilliant night. There was definitely not a dry eye in the house," she said.