Talented young people from across Wolverhampton celebrated the rich diversity of the city at a special event.

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The annual Schools Diversity Celebration, based on the theme of 'Spirit of Community' was held at the Civic Hall yesterday (Thursday, 24 October).

Around 950 children and young people from 24 Wolverhampton schools took part in the celebration and gave performances in dance, drama and music.

The aim of the event was to showcase the range of cultures, languages, traditions and faiths that are found in the city.

Among the performers on the day were Wolverhampton Music School Community Brass Band and 6 year old Trinity CE Primary School pupil breakdancing sensation 'B-Girl Terra', who has become a YouTube hit.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "This was a wonderful event that really demonstrated how diverse and multi cultural our city is.

"All the children and young people that took part worked hard on their acts and this was highlighted by the superb performances that we were all able to enjoy.

"I want to thank the pupils and their schools as well as the organisers of this event for getting together to showcase what is great about our city."

Tish Keech, who is Chair of the planning group for the event, said: "Wolverhampton is known for its rich cultural diversity and this celebration was the perfect opportunity to share and celebrate that with young people and their families.

"We are thrilled with the success of the event and look forward to hosting it again next year."

  • released: Friday 25 October, 2013