More than 1200 Catholic school students from the North East were asked to "listen" as they sung and danced during the two-day Ablaze Youth Festival on Thursday and Friday.
The festival took over the Albury Entertainment Centre with priest and former X Factor contestant Father Rob Galea bringing students together from schools in the Sandhurst diocese.
Event coordinator Lee Pethybridge said the festival aimed to bring students together to "hear about faith in a dynamic environment".
"We ask the students to not only engage with the music but to also listen to the lyrics," she said.
St Monica's Primary School student Faith Delaney, who was a bit star-struck when meeting Fr Rob, said it was a "fun way to learn about faith".
"We have learnt to listen and take some time out every day," she said.
"And the music is really cool, we get to get out of our seat and dance."
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Fellow student Ella Wall said she was "surprised how fun it was".
"I thought we would be just sitting in our chairs listening to someone sing, but it was so much more than that," she said.
"We have learnt a lot but also had a lot of fun."
The Ablaze Youth Festival is an initiative of Catholic Education Sandhurst.
Twelve schools from the diocese were involved in the festival with both primary and secondary students involved.
"It provides a forum that combines live music, engaging speakers and an opportunity for students to celebrate and learn about their faith," Ms Pethybridge said.