Diversity celebrated in Wolverhampton during schools event
Talented young people from more than 20 schools across Wolverhampton will celebrate the city’s rich diversity at a special event next month.
Now in its 30th year, the annual Schools Diversity Celebration takes place at the Civic Hall on Thursday, 2 November, 2017 and will see hundreds of pupils from 22 schools and groups take to the stage to perform dance, drama and music in front of a specially invited audience.
The celebration, entitled One World, One People, One Voice, will showcase the range of cultures, languages, traditions and faiths found in Wolverhampton.
The performers include children from Penn Hall School (performing In My Hands, Feet And Heart, Wodensfield Primary School (Sing), Perry Hall Primary MAT (We Are All In This Together), Merridale Primary (Bhangra Beat), Amethyst Trust (Africa), Lanesfield Primary School (I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing), St Michael’s CE Primary and Christchurch CE Infants School (Turn to Me), Bantock Primary School (Shine), Green Park School (Altogether We Are One) and Goldthorn Primary (We Are The World, We Are The Children).
Also performing will be St Andrew’s CE Primary (Amani Utupe), Diversity Community Choir (Count On Me), Northwood Park Primary and Villiers Primary (One Family), Bilston CE Primary School (One Love), Stow Heath Primary School (We Are One), Springvale Primary School (Working Together), St Luke’s CE Primary (Living In Harmony), Elston Hall Primary MAT (Faded), Loxdale Primary School (Where Is The Love), Trinity CE Primary School (Coalition), Wolverhampton Music School String Orchestra (Rockin' All Over The World by J Fogarty arr Edwards) and The King’s C of E School (I Smile).
There will also be a performance of One Love by Marley and Mayfield by the Wolverhampton Music School String Orchestra, and the show will end with children and young people from all the schools coming together in a spectacular rendition of The World In Union by Gustav Holst.
Councillor Claire Darke, Wolverhampton council's cabinet member for education, said: "This wonderful annual event is one of the highlights of the educational calendar, and showcases what a diverse and multi-cultural City we live in.
"It is a tremendous opportunity for pupils from across Wolverhampton to take to the stage in the famous surroundings of the Civic Hall and perform before family and friends."
Councillor Val Gibson, cabinet member for children and young people, added: "The pupils have been hard at work fine tuning their performances and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they can do."
Also in attendance will be the Mayor and Mayoress of the City of Wolverhampton, Councillor Elias Mattu and Asha Mattu and director of education Meredith Teasdale.
Entry to the event is by invitation only, but people can follow the evening on Twitter using the hashtag #wolvesdiversity.
The Schools Diversity Celebration has been made possible through sponsorship from CPN Systems, AM Griffiths, Concept Education, William Gough, Community Trade Union and the Rotary Club of Tettenhall.