The Lion King Junior 
Last week the pupils at Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools in Morpeth performed ‘The Lion King Junior’ Musical to sell out audiences.
There were over 200 pupils involved in this production which saw pupils sing, dance, act along with working lighting and sound equipment and man backstage. The technical team from KEVI came down and supported the middle school pupils under the guidance of Mr Hughes.
The set was designed and made by year 8 Bronze Arts Award students who also painted the faces of the cast and chorus before each performance.  Costumes were made by pupils at both schools and included a huge elephant puppet which was carried and worked by 5 pupils.
This is what a parent at Newminster had to say about the musical and process of creating it, “We would just like you to pass on our congratulations and thanks to all the staff involved in The Lion King.  It was amazing to watch and what creativity and talent!  To say our daughter has enjoyed every single second of the rehearsals and performances is an understatement!”
Eva, a year 5 pupil said, “I’ve enjoyed everything about doing The Lion King musical. I have been given the chance to take part in lots of different experiences and it has made me really happy.”
Charlotte Jones, who is the Curriculum Leader of the Creative Arts said, “The pupils were outstanding and performed a spectacular show for delighted audiences. It was so lovely to have so many pupils, past and present involved with this show. A huge congratulations to everyone involved in this musical.”
Photo credit – Halo Photography Studio, Blyth.