MORE than 5,000 children will be staging their very own Olympic-style opening ceremony at the Galpharm Stadium.
To celebrate the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, schools from across Kirklees will join together in a musical extravaganza.
Representatives from 102 schools will carry banners and flags in a procession round the ground, accompanied by a marching band of more than 100 young instrumentalists.
The event is a collaboration of the Kirklees Primary Music Festival, Kirklees Middle and Secondary Schools Showcase and Kirklees Music School Showcase.
Thom Meredith, principal at Kirklees Music School, said: “Kirklees Music School is delighted to be able to facilitate what promises to be a spectacular event.
“It will be approached in the true spirit of partnership with schools, local musicians, sports organisations and KMS coming together to provide an amazing experience for the young people of Kirklees.
“With over 5,000 young people already pledged to be involved, this event will really rock the stadium.”
Entitled Stadium Spectacular 2012, there will be more than 1,000 instrumentalists and a 4,000 strong choir with singers from infant and high schools at the event on June 29.
The songs will be signed by Paul Whittaker OBE from Music and the Deaf and images will also be projected on to a big screen on the stadium.
Entertainment from middle and high school students will begin at 5.30pm and a massed Hakka will also take place.
Almondbury Junior School headteacher Heather Wood said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for children to be involved in a truly memorable event.
“To be able to perform with so many children at such a large venue is a once in a lifetime opportunity and something they will remember for the rest of the lives.”
Tickets will go on sale in March. Kirklees Music School are also very interested to hear from local business who would be interested in supporting the event.
Contact Becky Coulthard from the school to discuss the event further on 01484 426426.