The sight of Plumstead High School learners, whirling and twirling on the school grounds these past few weeks, must have had many passersby scratching their heads. But not to worry, there is a perfectly good explanation for this odd behaviour.Roxanne Walters, the spokesperson for Plumstead High School, says the learners are hard at work, practicing their dance moves and singing songs for the upcoming two-hour-long Emo Adams concert taking place on Wednesday 9 October at the school.“The main hall is currently being used for matric exams, so we have to practice either in an empty classroom or on the matric lawn. The learners are extremely excited about sharing a stage with Emo Adams,” she says.For the first half-hour of the show, learners (and brave teachers), together with Lance Rhoda and #drummersunitesa, will dazzle the audience with performances of their own.Normally, this would have been a tough act to follow, but Emo, who has a reputation for being one of South Africa’s top showmen, is definitely up to the task.At the end of the show, he will perform his hit song “Ons is Lief vir jou Suid Afrika” with the learners.Principal Craig George says the fundraising event is a great opportunity to showcase their learners’ talents.“We have so many gifted students in our school, but often the emphasis is placed on academic or sports achievements. This gives our learners who have a flair for entertainment a chance to shine,” he says.At R120 a ticket, audience members can be sure of getting their money’s worth. The show will start at 20:00, but the doors will be open from 18:30.Funds raised by the concert will go towards purchasing new computers in support of the department of education’s drive for educators to adopt eLearning as a teaching pedagogy to enhance the traditional ways of teaching and keep learners engaged.“Next year, we would like to offer computer-aided technology (Cat) as a subject. We have teachers qualified to give this class but the equipment in our existing computer lab is too old to run the programmes.“In future, we also want to introduce robotics and coding at the school. We want to equip our students with the skills needed to be successful in a world that is constantly becoming more focused on technology,” says George.The school has inherited a beautiful building and school grounds, but, George says, it costs a pretty penny to maintain. “We are not a rich school. We are what you would call a commuting school, most of our learners come from outside the Plumstead area. Parents, willing to make the sacrifice to ensure their children get a quality education, send their children to us,” George says.He says school fees come in slowly and, subsequently, the school has to rely on funds raised at events like these.Another fundraising event, a car show, will take place on Saturday 21 September.Car clubs will show off their souped-up vehicles at the show which will start at 09:00.All of the car slots have been booked. The Lexus Owners Club, the Subaru Fun Crew, Datsun Religion, Auto Tec and Caddy Cartel (Honda) are a few of the clubs who will present on the day.Events like Show and Shine, Club Display, Best Old School Stance, Best Custom-dressed Crew, Rev Off and Sound Off are guaranteed to get car enthusiasts’ motors running. Vendor stalls are available from R350 a table. The entry fee for spectators is R30, payable at the gate.V To book tickets for the Emo Adams show, or to book a vendor table at the car show, call 021 761 8066 and ask for Ms Carter..