Year six pupils at a Berinsfield school have had a play they created performed by professional actors.

On March 19th, the Abbey Woods Academy pupils went to Oxford Playhouse for the Primary Playmaker Showcase, designed to bolster storytelling skills and creativity.

Attended by pupils from schools across the region, this event focused on teaching attendees to create and develop their own short play.

The showcase culminated with the performance of selected plays on the Oxford Playhouse's main stage as part the Young Players’ Festival.

After facing competition from about 350 submissions, the play "Cat or Alien?" written by Abbey Woods Academy pupils Ruby and Phoebe, bagged a spot in the showcase.

Sophie Charter, headteacher at Abbey Woods Academy said: "I am delighted that we could take part in Oxford Playhouse’s Primary Playmaker Showcase again this year.

"It’s definitely one of the highlights of our school year, it’s lovely to see how excited the pupils get when coming up with their plays and seeing one performed on the stage is just the icing on the cake."

The Oxford Playhouse sponsors community activities for more than 15,000 young people every year.

It funded the travel costs for the Abbey Woods Academy pupils.

In addition to the playhouse, the children visited the historic Pitt Rivers Museum, founded in 1884.