DURRINGTON High School came third in the 2018 Be Your Best Southern Premier Final of Rock Challenge.

Students performed Angel of Prisonsat Portsmouth Guildhall.

Director of Education and Skills at West Sussex County Council, Deborah Myers, said: “There have been some absolutely marvellous performances, which is what one comes to expect from an evening with premier schools performing.

“But the colour, vibrancy and enthusiasm show by the students has been absolutely first class and if I was a judge I would find it extremely difficult to pick a winner from all these marvellous productions.”

Ten schools from across Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, West Sussex, The Isle of Wight and London competed, hoping to become Southern Premier Champions for 2018.