PUPILS from a primary school in Barrow took center stage as they performed a hit musical.
Students at Chetwynde School brought stories from Africa to life when they put on a production of the hit musical The Lion King to a sold-out crowd.
Sixth graders played the lead roles in the Disney movie’s multi-award-winning show that involved elementary school students in grades three, four and five.
Katherine Parkinson, head of performing arts at the school, said all tickets were purchased with more than 400 people watching over the two nights.
“It was a fantastic show that the kids had been working on since Easter and the audience reaction sums up how well they did,” she said.
“As we have so many talented pupils, some of the roles were split between two children playing the roles on different nights. We had high school students help with all elements of the show, including choreography, set design, costume design, and face painting.
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She said it was a joint effort between sixth grade teacher Lee Shuttleworth and herself to make sure the children had rehearsed well and were ready to play.
The school, now part of the South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust run by Furness College, took pupils to see The Lion King in London earlier this year as part of preparations for the show.