Children had an “incredible” time when they won gold medals and £100 for their school at a singing competition.

Vox, the all-boys' choir at Coldfall Primary School, in Coldfall Avenue, Muswell Hill, took first prize in the face of tough competition at the North London Music Festival.

The Year 4 to 6 pupils performed Diamonds by Josef Salvat and Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran in the contest at St James Church in Muswell Hill on Monday.

Joelle Phillips, who runs the choir with Warren Castle, said: “We are so delighted at this result. It has been an absolute pleasure to help this incredible group of boys achieve something that many could only dream of.

“At the start of the year, many of our boys were very shy, far from the powerful voices we saw on stage today.

“This is a vindication of that achievement. To have two choirs perform at such a high level in a competition such as this is testament to the hard work of all the children. I'm so proud of them.”

Frankie Badascony, eight, said: "We practised really hard and I really loved being given the chance to take part. We learned lots about singing and harmonies. I'm so happy we won."