Schools’ concert raises $1300

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There was more than 50 performances at the Unicef Charity Concert. Photo Aryan Gorasia.

A student-led organisation raised more than $1300 for Unicef New Zealand (NZ) in a charity concert that starred pupils from local schools.

East Auckland Schools (EAS) is composed of head and deputy head students/prefects from each of the nine east Auckland colleges.

The organisation aims to create positive impacts on school, local and global communities, supported by Howick Youth Council (HYC).

This year EAS has created a unified mufti-day, engaging primary, intermediate and high school students from around the region to support and fundraise for the Unicef Ukraine Humanitarian crisis.

The prefects of EAS have organised the East Auckland Schools Unicef Charity Concert.

Grace Pickering, deputy head girl at Macleans College and member of HYC and EAS, says this non-profit community event showcased a variety of performing arts talent from students across the region, including Macleans College, Howick College, Pakuranga College, Botany Downs Secondary College, Ormiston Senior College, and Sancta Maria College.

The concert was held in the Colin Prentice Auditorium at Macleans College late last week.

The event was split into two sessions, with each session showcasing 15-minute performances from three local high schools.

EAS sold 145 tickets, had more than 50 performances from the participating schools, and raised a total of $1383 that will be donated to Unicef NZ.