A dazzling line-up of singing, dancing and musical talent was on display at the 2009 Schools Spectacular.
This year's event, called Reaching Out, showcased the skills of performers from hundreds of public schools across NSW.
Three thousand students, aged from five to 19, participated in the Spectacular, which featured a 1,000-voice choir, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, 1,800 dancers and 50 soloists.
The dedication of the choreographers, costumiers and production crew was enormous. So was the encouragement and mentoring of the teachers, and the support of the parents.
But the focus was on the talent, energy and dedication of the young performers.
Enjoy some of the highlights of the 2009 Schools Spectacular in this narrated slideshow.