A group of schoolchildren sang a Christmas song using sign language inspired by Strictly star Rose Ayling-Ellis.

Actor Rose was Strictly Come Dancing's first deaf contestant and was named the winner following Saturday's final.

She has reportedly caused a surge in people learning sign language, and pupils at Southrop Primary School are among those to have taken up the challenge during a performance at Hiller Garden Centre in Lechlade.

"We were inspired by Rose from Strictly to sing and sign a verse of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'," a spokesperson for the school said.

"We loved performing this and had a fabulous audience at the Garden Centre.

"Rose upholds many of our school Christian values: humility, creativity, courage, perseverance, generosity.

"She really has set a great example to us all."