PERFORMING pupils from Melrose are officially amongst the best in Scotland.

The all-singing, all-dancing Primary five, six and seven stage stars of the Glee Choir had already battled their way through the Borders heats to reach the grand final.

And yet again at Perth City Hall, in front of an audience of 1200, they raised the roof with their renditions of Try Everything and Hard Knock Life.

Although the Melrose Primary School Glee Choir just missed out on the overall winners' award, they were given a standing ovation and plenty of plaudits from the judges.

Co-choir leader and teacher Jill Robertson told us: "It was an incredible opportunity for the children - many who had never performed on a stage before.

"Melrose Glee Choir should feel very proud as they were in the top seven schools out of a total of 132 and this was their first year in entering."

A total of 35 pupils from the Melrose school made up the choir to take part in the heats and grand final.

And, along with Jill and co-choir leader Grace Rhatigan, they were supported in Perth by around 65 family members and friends.

The Frisson Foundation has been organising the Primary School Glee Challenge for the past six years.

The challenge promotes well-being, confidence, teamwork and friendships as well as developing learning skills.

This was the first year Borders schools were invited to take part.

As well as performing in front of 1200 people the entire grand final was streamed live online to many, many more.

Jill added: "The pupils were asked if they would do it all again next year and it was a unanimous yes."