Appeal for help to send school pupils to see The Lion King

A school is appealing for help in sending its pupils on a trip to see The Lion King.

Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough is hoping to take all its pupils in Years 1 and 2 to see the stage production of the hit show.

Kirsty Batley from the Key Stage 1 Achievement Team at Olympic said: “Our topic next term is ‘The Circle of Life’ and we think it would be absolutely wonderful to take the children to London in January to see this phenomenal show. However, the children in the area close to the school are from socially deprived backgrounds so we are looking for ways to sponsor the trip in order to reduce the amount we are asking parents to pay.”

Headteacher Sharon Geater said: “We really want to make this happen and take over 100 pupils, almost half of whom are entitled to pupil premium funding, on this amazing trip. We have managed to secure the tickets for a fraction of the normal price, allocated a third of the achievement team’s curriculum budget for the year, organised an animal themed mufti day where children across the school came dressed as their favourite animal, and we will use the income from our Christmas performances on Tuesday, December 9, at 2.15pm and Friday, December 12, at 9.30am. We are also arranging a cake bake. We still need extra funding so are appealing to anyone and everyone in Wellingborough and beyond who is in a position to please help us.”

If you can help email Sharon Geater on or call 01933 677300.