PUPILS will today be uniting in music and voice to publicise the bid for Newcastle Gateshead to become the European Capital of Culture 2008.

The Back the Buzz campaign been adopted as the theme for a culture activity day at Edmund Campion RC Secondary School, in Gateshead.

Throughout the afternoon, pupils from St Edmunds and eight of its feeder primary schools will work together on a range of art, music and cultural tasks.

In the evening they will demonstrate what they have achieved when they perform for parents at a concert which is already sold out.