SLIDESHOW - Stars of the Future shine at South Elmsall event

Talented performers competed against each other for the chance to go through to the grand final of the Future Stars event.

Bands, singers and musicians took to the stage at Minsthorpe Community College on Tuesday as they tried to impress judges in the south east regional heat.

Minsthorpe Community College in West Yorkshire Police's Future Stars event - Ebany Holmes. (P524B504)

Minsthorpe Community College in West Yorkshire Police's Future Stars event - Ebany Holmes. (P524B504)

The students had been chosen from Minsthorpe College and Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy. Future Stars is run by the Wakefield division of West Yorkshire Police and is aimed at diverting young people away from crime.

Supported by Wakefield District Housing (WDH), the project is funded through money donated under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

There will be a regional heat for each neighbourhood police team in the division, with the best acts from each heat going through to the Wakefield Grand Final at Wakefield Cathedral on Friday, February 13.