Concert a fundraiser for Shakespeare fest

Wakatipu High School pupils are putting on a concert to raise funds to attend a national festival of William Shakespeare's work in Wellington at Queen's Birthday weekend.

Pupils competed against more than 5500 of their peers from around New Zealand at the regional Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.

Wakatipu High won ''Best connection between two actors'' and ''Best 15 minute performance''.

Arts co-ordinator Emma Tyler said the school was ''raising funds for the students and a chaperone to attend the festival.

''This will be an amazing opportunity for our students to work with some of the world's leading theatre practitioners.''

• The show Happy Birthday Shakespeare - 450 Years On! will be staged in the performing arts block of Wakatipu High School, on May 14, at 7pm. Tickets cost $10 from the school office from May 9.