Pupils from Havant schools perform in town centre bandstand

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  • Concert organised by the Waterlooville Events Team
  • Crowds entertained by music from four schools
  • Aim is to raise awareness and footfall into Waterlooville town centre
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STUDENTS from four schools across Havant brought a town centre to life as they played live music.

Purbrook Park School, Oaklands Catholic School, Cowplain Community School and Horndean Technology College, all took part in a live performance at the bandstand in Waterlooville town centre.

The aim is to try and stimulate a sense of pride and community spirit in Waterlooville, increase footfall, and make sure people realise the town centre exists

Jackie Buckley, chairman of the Waterlooville Events Team

Each school played a number of songs and musical pieces, as part of a monthly event to bring live entertainment to the area.

Lisa Browning, music teacher for Purbrook Park, said: ‘It was a fun day and passers-by really enjoyed it.

‘We had a rock band play and they did four songs.

‘They finished with Michael Jackson’s Beat It and everyone loved that.

‘We would definitely be interested in doing this again.’

Paige Brooker, 15, was one of the singers in the group – which as yet doesn’t have a name.

She said: ‘It was really good to perform here.

‘I love performing and would like to get into acting, singing or dancing, so this was a great chance to perform.’

The event was put on by the Waterlooville Events Team.

Jackie Buckley, chairman of the Waterlooville Events Team, said: ‘We have been doing this since June and have live music once a month.

‘We’ve had different themes and this week we had school pupils performing.

‘The aim is to try and stimulate a sense of pride and community spirit in Waterlooville, increase footfall, and make sure people realise the town centre exists.

‘It was wonderful to have the young people performing here.

‘Lots of people stopped to watch and I think they really enjoyed what they heard.

‘We had some rock bands play and then a brass band, so a nice mix.

‘I think it was a good opportunity for the students to perform as well.’

The next event takes place on November 14 and is a Christmas fair and light switch-on.

It runs from 4pm to 6pm.