BEDALE pupils could see their Christmas play taken from the school hall to millions of TV screens after reaching a competition final.

Mowbray School entered its quirky play “What On Earth..?” into Virgin TV’s Christmas Stars competition and has made the shortlist.

The winning play will be professionally filmed and made available to four million Virgin TV customers in the days leading up to Christmas.

As part of the prize, the winners will work with TV entertainer, Stephen Mulhern, who play the role of narrator for a one-off performance.

The winning school will also receive £5,000, a runner up gets £1,000 and 22 schools will be awarded £100 for reaching the final stage of the competition.

In their competition entry, Mowbray School said they deserved to win because the entire primary department is involved in the play, giving every child their moment to shine.

David Bouchier of Virgin Media, said: “A huge congratulations to Mowbray School for reaching the final stage of our magical Christmas Stars competition. Their production has the perfect ingredients for a feel-good festive play which could be enjoyed by millions of Virgin TV customers this Christmas. We’ve now got the tough task of choosing a winner from our fantastic finalists – good luck to Mowbray School.”