MORE than 1,000 of the area’s schoolchildren are showcasing their talents at the second annual Arts4U Festival at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall this week.
Ellesmere Port Education Improvement Partnership (EIP) is presenting the event from Monday to Thursday.
Youngsters from 25 primary and five secondary schools are taking part in a variety of events and performances.
The festival is a culmination of activities over the year.
The theme of the festival is environment, and schools have used this idea to present an array of performances including fashion shows, Indian dance, rapping, poetry, singing, drumming, dance and drama based on The Tempest and other works of Shakespeare.
Martin Nield, chairman of the EIP, said: “This year’s programme of events is really exciting and creative. The festival is open to everyone and free to enter so come and see for yourself.”