Pupils at Diggers Rest Primary School will be heading under the sea for their first ever performance.

The pupils have spent the past six months preparing for the school’s inaugural whole school production of The Little Mermaid Junior to be held on Thursday.

Arts co-ordinator Taryn Paterra said the musical has been a massive effort and was sold-out.

“The children have been dedicating six months of their time to this,” she said.

“Diggers Rest Primary School has always been such a small school, which meant that something so spectacular as this has never been possible before. As our numbers are rapidly growing, we now have enough students and staff expertise to pull something like this all together.”