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Preston school choirs to join Standing Together Against Racism event

Posted on - 14th March, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Broughton, Events, Fulwood, Kid's stuff, News, Schools, Things To Do
53 Degrees is made up of two venues, one holding 1,500 people and the other 400

53 Degrees plays host to the anti-racism event

Choirs from across four Preston schools are to join together in a stand against racism.

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130 pupils from Broughton High School, Ashton Community Science College, Our Lady’s Catholic High School and Fulwood Academy are to sing during the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The Standing Together Against Racism event takes place at 53 Degrees on Friday 18 March.

County councillor Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “This event will address a sensitive subject by promoting positive messages rather than focusing on negative prejudice.

“The audience will hear a variety of songs which support the fight against racism and emphasise the importance of community cohesion.

“I’m proud that our young people are playing such a prominent role at the event in various ways. It is so important to recognise and support this international day.

“Bringing all communities together to promote fairness, justice and equality for all our citizens is definitely to be celebrated.

“Preston is proud of its diverse society that is both harmonious and cohesive.

“Hopefully, our young people share this pride and will take an active role building on the achievements we have made by working together so far.”

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Pupils from Our Lady’s and Ashton are also to perform drama and dance routines during the event.

The event is free to attend and starts from 7.30pm. It has now sold out.

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