Pupils at a primary school had a shock when Eurovision pop star Mae Muller paid them a surprise visit.

Muller, who represented the United Kingdom at the annual song contest earlier this year, treated students at The Gower School in Islington to a rendition of her entry I Wrote a Song last week.

It came ahead of the release of her new album Sorry I’m Late on Friday (September 29).

Muller, who lives in nearby Kentish Town, performed an acoustic version of her Eurovision song, which finished second last in May.

The private school’s head boy, head girl and two music captains were then given the chance to ask the pop star questions.

Muller encouraged the children to believe in themselves, and to focus on their own individual growth and journey, instead of comparing themselves to others.

She said: “Believe in yourself because everyone’s individual journey looks different.”

School principal Emma Gowers said: “It’s so important for the children to have inspiring role models and to see examples of where hard work and dedication to a skill can one day take them.”

The Gower School is based in Cynthia Street and also has a nursery in North Road.