Sing when you're winning!

The winner of the Courier's Song for Christmas competition has been announced.

Sacred Heart School fought of fierce competition from nine other schools to win the award for the second time since it was created in 2007.

The choir, made up of 35 children aged 7-11, received the most readers votes after their rendition of silent night appeared online on the Courier's website.

The Sowerby Bridge school won the very first competition and are delighted to have won back their crown.

Anne Bridges, a teaching assistant who takes the choir every Wednesday said: "We're delighted to have won the award for the second time.

"The children in the choir love singing and I'm so proud of them for having won the award," she added.

The children have won a DVD recording of their winning song and a percussion pack worth 200 for their school - courtesy of the event's sponsor, 1st Floor Music, of Bull Green, Halifax.