CHILDREN will be following in the footsteps of singing superstars when they perform at the O2 Arena in London.

Pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, in Bessemer Road East, will be among thousands of children singing on the stage on January 28.

The event is part of Young Voices 2013, which will see children from across the country singing a variety of songs.

Zoe Crook, who organises and conducts the St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School choir, said: “The children have worked extremely hard to learn a wide variety of songs and they feel very privileged and honoured to be singing at such a high profile event.

“They will perform a Hans Christian Andersen medley, a pop medley and will also be singing alongside the African Children's Choir who sang ‘Sing’ at the Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.

“Singing at such an event gives them a sense of belonging to a wider, diverse, multi-cultural community.

“The children at St Mary’s are currently working towards the ‘Gold Sing Up’ award and this experience will further enhance their singing capabilities within the wider community.”

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