MAGICAL toys, woodland creatures and giants took centre stage as children competed in the latest Rock Challenge heat.

Wellow Primary School were crowned champions of last night’s round of Junior Rock Challenge competitors as they went head to head with other young dancers from across the south.

The Romsey youngsters took first place as toys came to life in their performance Magical Mayhem.

Meanwhile, Highfield CE Primary School were awarded second place with their dance Only For Three Months, which told how 3,800 refugee children arrived at Southampton docks in 1937.

And Lanesend Primary School from Cowes came third with their adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1888 classic The Selfish Giant.

They were up against Braishfield Primary School, who explored how technology is affecting the world with their dance ilovegadgets, and Wordsworth Primary School who retold the story of the Hungry Caterpillar.

Also competing last night were St Mark’s CE Primary School from Farnborough and St Neots Prep School from Hook.

It comes after Netley Abbey Primary School won first place in Thursday’s round, with Carisbrook CE Primary taking second place and Valentine Primary School third.

Final round The final round, tonight, will see Bassett Green Primary School, Beechwood Junior School, Calmore Junior School, Halterworth Community Primary School, Harefield Primary School, Oakfield Primary School, Shirley Junior School and Newchurch Primary School compete.

Winners from each heat will take to the stage again in the Southern J Rock final in June for a chance to be named champions of the ninth annual Global Rock Challenge.