SINGERS from Holmes Chapel Comprehensive who took on the world’s best choirs won silver medals last week.

The six pupils, who are all members of the Cheshire Youth Choir, received the second highest grade at the World Choir Games.

Their silver award was given by professional and amateur judges who rate each group.

Those who receive a specific number of points can get bronze, silver or gold diplomas in the qualifying stages.

The Cheshire Youth Choir finished 11th out of 36 groups in their mixed section of the competition in Graz, Austria.

It was the first time the choir, formed five years ago, had taken part in the event.

They performed pieces by Finzi, Michael Neaum and Alan Simmons.

The Games, which are the choral equivalent of the Olympics, included choirs from China, Russia and Indonesia.

This year’s event attracted more than 400 groups from over 90 nations.