- girls are awarded trophy in national Songs of Praise contest.
Pupils from Putney High School's Lytton House Choir have taken part in a national choral competition - run by BBC Songs of Praise - and were thrilled to take home a trophy to honour their runner-up ranking. The Songs of Praise School Choirs of the Year contest saw the Lytton House Choir beat off competition from over 8000 children in 173 schools to take their place as one of only three junior school finalists.
The competition was presented by Aled Jones and judged by Lesley Garrett, a soprano singer, and composer Howard Goodall, and the winner and runners up were announced on BBC1 on Sunday.
Mrs Jane Stevens, Head of the Junior Department at Putney High School, is very proud of the girls' achievements:
"We are delighted that our girls have won this trophy which is testament to all the time and effort they have put into this competition. This has been a fantastic adventure for them - from finding out they were finalists in December, to the filming which has taken place in the school and the gala concert in late February. We were all very excited to watch them on television at the weekend."