OVER 200 people filled Trowbridge Town Hall yesterday evening (Thursday) to celebrate the varied artistic talents of pupils at a Trowbridge school.

Parents and pupils watched on proudly as pupils from The Mead and the school's alumni flaunted their acting, singing, dancing and artwork across three rooms in the town hall.

Chairman of governors Mel Jacob, who organised the event, was blown away by the turnout of around 220 people and the overall success of the gala.

She said: “We have themed years at the school every year and this year the theme was art.

“Last year we held a sports themed gala at the rugby club to tie in with our sport them and it was so popular people said we should do one for the arts this year.

“It was a fantastic evening and all of the pupils did so well. Lots of them were very nervous before performing but you wouldn’t have thought it when they got up there.

“It took a lot of work organising it but it was so worth it on the night – it was the perfect way to celebrate pupils’ talents and lovely to see pupils taking so much pride in their brilliant work."

The Supper Room, Court Room and foyer were transformed into performance rooms for pupils and parents were encouraged to visit each venue to get a taste of the full talent on show.

To finish the evening pupils, parents and teachers congregated around the grand piano to sing a rendition of Thank You For The Music, with music teacher Pam Jolley on piano-playing duty.

On Saturday, May 13 the school will be holding a community fun day with a wide range of free events and performances on offer including Beatbox Collective and Colourscape, a walkthrough colour sculpture, and Mrs Jacob wants to see another strong turnout.