Talented young people from across Wolverhampton will celebrate the city's rich diversity at a special event next month.

Now in its 29th year, the annual Schools Diversity Celebration takes place at the Civic Hall on Wednesday 2 November, 2016, and will see hundreds of pupils from 19 schools take to the stage to perform dance, drama and music in front of a specially invited audience.

The celebration, entitled Our City of Light, will showcase the range of cultures, languages, traditions and faiths found in Wolverhampton.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "This wonderful annual event is one of the highlights on the educational calendar, and demonstrates what a diverse and multi cultural city we live in.

"It is a tremendous opportunity for pupils from 19 schools to take to the stage in the famous surroundings of the Civic Hall, which has welcomed some of the biggest names in show business over the years, and demonstrate to their family and friends just what they can do.

"I know they have all been hard at work on their performances, and I'm really looking forward to the celebration."

Taking part will be pupils from Penn Hall, Trinity C of E Primary, Bilston C of E Primary, Stow Heath Primary, Wodensfield Primary, Green Park, Lanesfield Primary, Merridale Primary, Goldthorn Park Primary, St Luke's C of E Primary, St Andrew's C of E Primary, Loxdale Primary, Wednesfield High and Moreton Community schools, St Michael's Catholic Primary Academy, Corpus Christi Primary Academy, Elston Hall Multi Academy Trust, Heath Park Academy and Perry Hall Multi Academy Trust.

There will also be a performance by the Wolverhampton Music School String Orchestra.

Among the audience will be the Mayor and Mayoress of Wolverhampton Councillor Barry Findlay and Margaret Findlay and High Sheriff of the West Midlands Dr Keith Bradshaw, as well as families, teachers, councillors and education staff from the City of Wolverhampton Council.

Please note that this event is by invitation only.

  • released: Tuesday 18 October, 2016