YOUNG children from a school in Ascot received a standing ovation for a production based around Robin Hood, as they become the youngest cast the school has seen.

Year three and four students from the LVS Ascot Infant and Junior School took to the stage in a theatre production called Hoodwinked on May 17 and May 18.

The cast astonished over 200 audience members and received a standing ovation for their performance.

Sarah Sealey, whose nine-year-old daughter Emily Strange played Maid Marian believes the show has given her daughter more confidence.

She said: “It was written over their faces how engaged they all were with performing the show and how much they enjoyed it, which was beautiful.

“Emily has been given a huge amount of confidence here to go out and try different things and persevere, and she has just excelled which fills me with great pride.”

Nine-year-old Chloe Norgate played Will Scarlet and her mother Lindi Norgate says the school has helped shape her daughter.

She added: “Everyone has worked so hard to make this a success and it is insane to see children that young perform so well.

“Chloe joined LVS Ascot four days into the September term after a very hard time at her previous school, but within a few weeks she had her personality back and they’ve done amazing things for her here.

“She’s done brilliantly in this show as I didn’t even know she could sing, but she also throws herself into the swimming squad, charity events and art competitions too, anything the school has to offer.”

The show was designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to get on stage from a young age.

Rob Clayton, teacher and show director at LVS Ascot, added: “LVS Ascot is so well resourced with facilities such as this theatre that it provides great opportunities for students to get on stage at an early age, show resilience and gain confidence.

“They can go on from here to take part in a production combined with the senior school, and then grow into being part of senior school shows when they are older too so there is a real path for progression”.

Previous productions have seen year 5 and 6 pupils acting alongside senior students in Joseph.