A school's prize-winningchoir was awarded medals in recognition of their remarkable success in recent years.

The Beacon school welcomed the mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Councillor Dr Lynne Hack, to the a rehearsal of Vocal Blaze on Monday, June 9.

The group was formed in September 2010, when it was made up of just 15 students, but now takes singers from each of its six year groups.

Liz Kirkland, the school's director of school partnerships, said: "The talents of Vocal Blaze have seen them take their place in the final of the Surrey Arts Show Choir of the Year Competition four times and win on two occasions.

"The choir also takes part in many local events, including the opening of the London Borough of Sutton Paralympics festival, ‘Epsom Live!’ at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Praise in the Park in Banstead, the opening of the new Tattenhams Community Library and at the Town Hall."

The mayor awarded the choir medals produced by the Pobjoy Mint in Banstead to recognise their service to the community during her time in office.