PUPILS at Barry Comprehensive rounded off a memorable school year with an epic love story last term.

Youngsters showed they could stand the heat with three sizzling performances of hit musical Miss Saigon.

A school spokesman said: “It was a challenging task, with a powerful, emotive narrative, a demanding musical score and a set that involved a helicopter, but the Miss Saigon School Edition production team and cast really pulled it off, beautifully

“The whole production was very slick, involving a full orchestra, very well-choreographed dream sequence and the memorable and moving helicopter landing. The work was testament to the continued hard work of some excellent students and their dedicated staff, from the music and drama departments but also involving teachers from other areas.

Audience members were enthralled by the performances; one of the school governors described the production as “a triumph.” This was a fitting tribute to a first rate production.”