CHILDREN from a Monmouth school have followed in the footsteps of some of the world’s biggest rock stars when they visited the iconic Rockfield Studios.

The pupils from Monmouth School Boys’ Prep spent a memorable day at the famous venue on the outskirts of the town and even recorded their own song.

The Prep II boys learned about sound, discussed sound proofing and were given a fascinating insight into the workings of a recording studio.

Some of the biggest names in the music industry over the last half-a-century, including Queen, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers and Black Sabbath, have recorded albums at Rockfield Studios.

Dr Sion Wall, Monmouth School Boys’ Prep’s science and technology teacher and co-ordinator, said: "We have a world-class recording facility in Monmouth which is the ideal place to teach the boys about sound.

"We looked at the science of how sound is created and had expert help from a talented sound engineer, Joe Jones.

"Getting the boys to relate different surfaces to different sounds and how bands can modify the sound with the help of engineers was fantastic."