MUSICAL students have visited the Royal Military Schools annual music festival in London.

The key stage three and four music and media students from the Grays School Media Arts College in Hathaway Road found, somewhat to their surprise, that they got more out of the festival than they anticipated.

Year 11 pupil Marianne Brooker, said: "Though I had my reservations and felt the need to scrawl make music, not war' on my bag - the day offered the chance to experience music in a totally different environment."