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Bill English joins thousands on Sing4Peace.com

Bill English joins thousands of people all over the world on Sing4Peace.com

The leader of the Opposition, National Party leader Bill English, has pledged his support for Sing4Peace this week. All of those registered are listed on www.sing4peace.com and also include the Speaker of the House, Jonathan Hunt, who is hoping to gather a number of people together in the Legislative Chambers to sing at midday on Thursday.

At Selwyn House School, 122 Merivale Lane, ChCh:

From 11.15am, guests start arriving. Invited guests include: Members of the NZ Army Band; Capt Rose Fraser (a SHS old girl who has been a part of the student's "War and Conflict" studies); The Wizard; school board members; the whole school - 300 girls and teachers; the Selwyn House pre-school and several other local pre-schools; Don Lord from World Vision; John Garden from the Salvation Army; Murray Lennox who organised the Cant/Westland Schools Music Festival recently. Invitations have been distributed to local MP's; all residents within a block radius; Lyn Campbell - children's advocate from the City Council.

Two girls will perform a peace dance (ballet) and the Year 7/8's will sing "The Peace Song" which they have composed themselves. They will all sing "Let there be peace on Earth" at midday, with the SHS choir. There will be candles, song sheets and a lot of music!

Following are only a few of the registrations and activities planned for Thursday:

At Parliament:

Hon. Bill English - National Party Leader has registered. He said in his registration:
"Well done for taking the initiative and doing something positive. I am unable to take part but I hope the event goes well for you and all those involved".
Hon. Jonathon Hunt - Speaker of the House has registered and says: "With the support of some fellow parliamentary staff, I will be singing in the Legislative Chambers on Thursday at noon".

Camp Mother and Camp Leader to sing

They wrote: "Hi every body - We would love to support your idea and take great pride in knowing that young New Zealanders still believe in promoting peace in the world. Keep us in touch with your project." Jools and Lynda Topp (in AKL for the Music Awards).

Community Radio PLAINS FM96.9 Christchurch

A group of girls will be on air at the radio station's request, to sing "Let There Be Peace" live at 12 noon that day!! Contact is Nicki Reece at Plains.

Cattle Creek, NZ

Cattle Creek School wrote: "We love singing and we will join you on Thursday - all 9 voices from Cattle Creek School. We also have a soldier (called Angus) in the NZ Army who went to East Timor and we sent him footballs and other balls for the children in East Timor."

Lakeview Heights Elementary School, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Wrote: " We would love to join you on the 29th at 12:00 - we will all be singing for peace."

Garden International School, Rayong, Thailand

300 people will be singing,

Rygaards Skole, Copenhagen, Denmark

325 students aged 4-17yrs from more than 65 nationalities will be singing.

Northern District Hospital, Luganville, Vanuatu.

9 people will sing, they wrote "Fanatastic idea! We will be singing with you on Thursday 29 November".

Kohimarama School, Auckland

The whole school: 472 children, 35 staff will be singing.

St Kentigern School, Auckland

They wrote "The whole school would very much like to join you on Thursday 29 November at 12.00 noon. Congratulations on a wonderful idea".

Lincoln, Canterbury

Lincoln High School is singing at midday - over 1000 people.
Bellbridge Primary School, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, Australia
550 students and teachers. "This idea sounds absolutely fantastic and you should all be very proud of yourselves to come up with such a positive idea. Well done".

Catholic Cathedral College, Christchurch

200 people will sing.

Naenae Primary School, Wellington

Wrote: "We would love to join you in singing this song. We have started teaching our whole school (approx. 240 chn) the song".

Harewood School, Christchurch

"We will have 163 voices singing for peace with you".

Tawhai School, Lower Hutt

285 people will be singing

Aranui High School, Christchurch, New Zealand

The whole school will sing - "We would like to sing... What a great idea".

Riverdale School, Palmerston North

300 people are singing

Lulxay Xoiy School for Girls, Bangkok, Thailand

546 people are singing

For further information, please contact:

Ali Jones
Ali Jones Public Relations Ltd
03 356 0010 tel
027 247 3112 mob
or Selwyn House School,
Miss Sandy Hastings - Team Leader
03 3557 299 or e-mail sing4peace@selhouse.school.nz

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