STUDENTS and staff from two Wirral schools hosted a night of live music to showcase their talents.

St John Plessington Catholic College and St Mary’s Catholic College hosted the event - Friday Night Live - at Hope Anti-Supermarket in New Brighton last Friday (April 8).

The schools are part of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust and a number of student bands and singers took part. More than 60 students from across both schools performed in a range of fantastic bands covering folk, rock and some old classics.

The event gave emerging local talent the chance to play in a professional environment.

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The local community came out to support students in during ‘Friday Night Live

Year 13 students from St Mary's headlined the event with their band Kikyo. The Awakened from St John Plessington and The Fedoras from St Mary's also performed for the first ever time and blew the audience away with their fantastic sets.

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St John Plessington students perform during ‘Friday Night Live’ 

It wasn't just students who had the spotlight shining on them.

Staff from both schools reformed their band The Staffroom after last year's successful performance. They played some classic covers and were even able to pick up some tips from their own students.

Laurie Smith, director of music at Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust, said: "Friday Night Live was a great opportunity for the Trust to showcase the amazing talent within its secondary schools.

"Music is such an important aspect of school life for both St John Plessington and St Mary’s and by giving students the platform to sing and play instruments on a large scale was great experience for them."

Laurie added: "It was wonderful to welcome the local community on the night and see them supporting up and coming local musicians.

"A huge thank you to Rockpoint Leisure for providing us with this brilliant opportunity."

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The stage set for during ‘Friday Night Live’ 

Andy Moor, chief executive of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust, said: "Friday Night Live was an outstanding event which supports our curriculum and ongoing Creativity Collaborative work.

"This is the C-Change we are working towards with creativity, culture and community under one roof."