Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell is encouraging NSW school Principals to nominate students to see the Schools Spectacular and enjoy a fun weekend away for the first 'Wish Upon a Star' initiative.
Ms Mitchell said Wish Upon a Star, an initiative of the NSW Government, will be a no-cost treat to families battling the unrelenting drought.
"We want to give 150 kids a fun weekend to take their minds off the challenges of the drought for a few days," Ms Mitchell said.
School Principals are being encouraged to select students from their school community who would benefit from the initiative.
Nominations for this weekend away close on the November 8 through the Department of Education.
Schools can nominate up to four drought-affected students, who have been experiencing particularly challenging times.
The Schools Spectacular will be staged on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23 in Sydney.
Tickets are available through Ticketek.