Youngsters from local primary schools will battle it out for the honours of winning the fourth annual Darlington Schools Mayor’s Song Contest.
Songs from musical theatre is the theme for this year’s event, which is held in a bid to raise money for the Mayor’s charities and good causes. Pupils have been practising their performances to ensure this year’s Mayor’s song contest is the best it has ever been.
The event has proven itself to be hugely popular, and now a total of 23 schools are taking part. Last year’s event was met with huge success, and Gurney Pease Academy took home the trophy after a tough competition.
For a fourth year, the contest is sponsored by the Darlington Building Society. Peter Barron, the ambassador for Darlington Building Society, will be there for the evening. The event is set to take place this evening (Friday 1 March) at 6pm at the Dolphin Centre.
Councillor Veronica Copeland, Mayor of Darlington, said:
“I am extremely happy that young people are taking part in this event with such enthusiasm. The pupils should be proud of themselves and I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful performances.”
The idea for the Mayor’s primary school Song Contest was born from former Mayor Cllr Tom Nutt’s lifelong passion for international links and the towns’ associated twinning arrangements.