12th March 2010 at 00:00

National Sing Up Day recently saw Cameron King and Millieann Rigg, from St Augustine's RC Primary School, join Lord Mayor Alison Firth and 20,000 other pupils from Manchester schools hit the high notes.

Paralympic gold medallist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson was guest of honour at Carmel RC College, Darlington, for a presentation to the winners of the town's first Inter-School Wattbike Competition, an initiative to encourage young people to cycle.

Stung by criticism of their town by Bob Geldof and Sir Alan Sugar, students and staff at Hartsdown Technology College took to the streets of Margate as part of a major regeneration drive and community awareness strategy. Their "banging of the drum" parade symbolised the college's desire to drive the community forward.

Joanna Cupial Jones and Annabel Broad have won South Cheshire College's A-level and AS-level student of the year awards respectively for their academic achievement. A-level co-ordinator Kallie Nolan joined their celebration.

The Kingsway School in Cheadle turned back the clock 50 years and swapped continents, travelling to early 1960s Baltimore, with their production of Hairspray, which played to sell-out audiences.

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