FIVE schools are taking part in one of the last events to celebrate the Queen's golden jubilee year.

The Late, Late Jubilee Show is a celebration of Darlington life during the 50-year reign of the Queen being presented by two raconteurs supported by the musical talents of the area's schools.

Money from the show will benefit charities including St Teresa's Hospice and the Giving Tree Appeal.

The schools taking part are Abbey Junior School, Bishopton Primary School, Carmel RC Technology College, Heighington Primary School and Polam Hall School.

The evening will feature music from the five decades of the Queen's Golden Years which has been chosen by the schools.

One of the organisers, Roderick Burtt, said: "The jubilee year started with a wonderful visit by the Queen to Darlington and we aim to end it in style by reflecting the town over 50 momentous years. The Late, Late Jubilee Show is purely for enjoyment and is certainly not a history lesson."

The Late, Late Jubilee Show will take place on Wednesday, March 12, at Darlington Civic Theatre.

Tickets cost £7.50 and £10, and are available by calling Sandra Coad on (01325) 487231.