South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Sell-out crowd for Lion King

Chetwynde School pupils brought tales of Africa to the stage when they put on a production of smash hit musical The Lion King to a sell-out crowd.

Year 6 pupils took lead roles in the Disney film’s multi-award winning show which involved primary pupils from across Year 3, 4 and 5.
Katherine Parkinson, Head of Performing Arts at the school on Rating Lane, said all the tickets had been snapped up with over 400 people watching across the two nights.

“It was a fantastic show that the children have been working on since Easter and the audience reaction summed up just how well they did,” she said.

“As we have so many talented students some of the roles were shared between two children playing the parts on different nights. We have had students from the senior school helping with all elements of the show including choreography, set creation, costume creation and face painting.”

She added it had been a joint effort between Year 6 teacher Lee Shuttleworth and herself to make sure the children were well rehearsed and ready to perform. 

The school, which is now part of Furness College-led South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust, took pupils to see The Lion King in London earlier this year as part of the preparations for the show. 


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
c/o Chetwynde School Croslands
Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA13 0NY

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South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust