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Hull schoolchildren sing on stage with The Drifters

Pupils at a Hull school are to take to the stage alongside a 1950s pop group.

The choir at Victoria Dock Primary School will play a supporting role at a concert by the long-running soul act, The Drifters, at Hull City Hall.

Singer, Michael Williams, praised the "professional" nature of the choir after he visited the school to hear the children rehearse.

Twenty children will be singing a cover version of "Search For The Hero" by M People later.

Mr Williams said: "They sing so well, they're very professional. [There's] definitely some talent here.

"It's like an educational programme. Not a lot of kids get to experience being on stage in such a professional environment."

Teacher Ruth Stowe said: "We're really, really excited and we're really looking forward to it.

"I think they'll grow in confidence and I'm sure on the [night] they'll really sing out."

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