MAR 01] HEAR'SAY NEWS
Teens Gather At The Shrine Of Hear'Say
of HearíSay fans put their education on hold today to queue for a
glimpse of the stars as they visited Coventry.
the event at Virgin Megastore in the Precinct being arranged for
4pm, teenagers lined across the bridge near the store for a good
view of the latest pop sensations.
FANS QUEUE TO MEET
[photograph by Avon
Studios - 29 March 2001]
group were selected on national TV in Popstars Ė a series that
gripped the country as the eager hopefuls were whittled down to the
debut single 'Pure and Simple' broke all sales records for a groupís
was selected as one of the very few places to host the group as they
promoted their album. Similar events across the country have been
cancelled because of safety fears.
who miss lessons could get into hot water.
spokesperson for Coventry LEA said:
LEA liaised directly with Virgin Mega Store prior to the visit, it
was agreed that the visit would take place after school hours to
give children a chance to get into the city centre.
are being responsible by holding the event out of school hours.
Welfare Officers will be liaising with schools and any
unauthorised absences will be followed up."
George Duggins, Cabinet Member (Education and Library Service)
in school is not an option it is a requirement. The visit is
planned for 4pm this afternoon, which gives children ample time to
get into the city centre to see the pop group without missing out
on their education."