BEHIND the scenes of St Anne's Got Talent last Tuesday, the grade 5 and 6 pupils took on extra-special roles.
Instead of letting the teachers take the leading behind-the-scenes roles, 16 pupils at Sunbury's St Anne's Catholic Primary School took charge of the show for the second consecutive year.
This time, they were in charge of two shows, which had 36 acts, with 71 performers taking to the stage.
After the shows, the pupils said they were surprised at how well they had gone.
"More than 200 people attended the night show, with the whole school watching the daytime production," grade 6 pupil Makenzie said.
"Many people didn't think it would be like that."
Zoe, also of grade 6, added: "You normally rely on your parents ... the audience was surprised that we could do it."
The pupils began preparing for the show in February, rehearsing once a week. They designed everything from information packs to the stage props.
Their roles included those of stage manager, sound technician and master of ceremonies. Some of the team members also performed.
"We learned skills that we can use in the future," Caitlin said.
Mairead added: "It was jam-packed, but in a good way. We learned all the little bits and pieces we can use later on."