Superstars of the Lakeside Learning Community will shine on stage next week when Showcase, the annual large-scale Education Week production, lights up the stage.
Students from Irrawang High School, Wirreanda, Medowie, Grahamstown and Irrawang public schools were this week busy putting the final touches of their Showcase performances, which this year is themed Superstars: Born this Way.
"Annually we pick a theme that reflects the students somehow," Adele Robinson, the high school's CAPA head teacher, said. "To us, everyone on that stage is a superstar."
Planning for Showcase, which is one of many performance-based activities held in Raymond Terrace as part of Education Week, began in term one of the school year.
All the planning and practice will come together at Irrawang High School when the high school's CAPA students including dancers, singers, actors and drum corps join with Wirreanda and Irrawang public school performers on August 6 for day one of Showcase.
The high school students return on August 7 for day two of Showcase with Medowie and Grahamstown public school students.
In addition to giving the students an opportunity to showcase their talents, the annual show also gives students a chance to work with professional sound and lighting crew and forges stronger bonds between the schools.
Tickets, available from each participating school, cost $25 for a family of four, $10 per adult and $5 concessions (including students). Performances begin at 6pm.
Each day of Education Week, from August 5-9, students will be showcasing their talents in Raymond Terrace MarketPlace.
Medowie, Seaham and Wirreanda public schools will perform in the shopping centre between 10.30am and 2pm on Monday; Raymond Terrace and Karuah public schools plus Hunter River High will perform between 9.45am and 2pm on Wednesday; Irrawang and Grahamstown public between 11am and 1.45pm on Thursday and, rounding out the week; Irrawang High and Salt Ash public between 9.30am and 1.45pm on Friday.