On Wednesday 4th May the lead Performers from this year’s Academy Production Lion King Junior visited Loft Music studios in Newcastle to gain recording experience and lay down vocals to some of the main musical show numbers.
The cast were as professional and enthusiastic as ever and recorded I Just Can’t Wait to be King, Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of Life Finale.
Tuesday 12th April saw a real buzz around school with the visit by author Dan Freedman. Journalist and author of the Jamie Johnson football series, Dan has visited schools around the country and around the world. Year 7 students were able to find out first- hand what it was like for Dan to work for The Football Association and meet some of the world’s best football players.
Students also took part in a question and answer session in which Dan shared his knowledge of football and brought his books to life. A prize was given for the best question, and one lucky student won a football, a signed copy of Dan’s first book and a five pound note.
During the BIG TALK, Dan explained that as a young school student he didn’t think he was very good at reading and writing, but his love and passion for football inspired him to become a journalist and then a writer of fiction books for children.