David Cameron and Take That star Gary Barlow have launched innovative new plans for a national school music competition.
The new competition will encourage musical achievement among young people and is designed to provide those who participate with a unique, fun and exciting experience.
"Nothing brings people together like music, said Cameron, speaking at a school in Nantwich. "With School Stars we’re going to see kids practising together in the corridors, forming bands, getting together in lunch-breaks to sing and dance."
The competition will use the inspirational power of music to reach as many pupils as possible with a format which will unearth talent, ability and excellence around the country.
The initiative is backed by Gary Barlow, one of the most successful British songwriters of all time as well as by commercial radio stations and major players in the music industry.
Cameron added that he hoped that "by doing the brave thing and getting up on stage more and more young people are going to be invested with self belief".
"The belief that they can be something, that they can play a part and make a difference."
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