Taking centre stage

Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.

Entertainer Jackie Clarke leads Dunedin school pupils in song during the World Vision Kids for Kids concert at the Dunedin Town Hall last night.

Fifteen Dunedin schools took part, with about 520 pupils taking to the stage in a mass choir to sing popular ''Kiwi'' songs from the likes of Dave Dobbyn and Brook Fraser.

''It gives them a taste for what it's like to put on a big show and feel like stars,'' tour manager Dayna Vawdrey said.

The Dunedin concert was the first in a two-month South Island tour and of the concert's 20th year.

Ticket prices covered the cost of putting on the show and did not go to World Vision.

The show helped raise awareness of the plight of children in Third World countries and a booth was set up on the night for people who wished to sponsor a child, Ms Vawdrey said.

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