Over the last couple of weeks, a huge effort has been made by staff across the school to enable a filmed performance of the Lion King. Fortunately, Bellevue Marketing was on hand to film help us film, and staff helped to ease the organisational and logistical challenges of travelling up to Mellor Cross at Cobden Edge.
During the filming up at The Cross and in school, the children were real professionals, coping with the challenges of being outside and rather isolated for the time spent there. The children weren’t the only ones coping with being there all that time, we also had six birds, four zebras, four gazelles, two giraffes, four elephants, a rhino, and of course Timon and Pumbaa! They, and the children all had their individual needs, whether being fed, or sheltering from a sprinkle of rain, everyone managed exceptionally.
Whilst it is a shame we couldn’t perform the show live, filming on location did offer many additional other benefits and opportunities. The rock formations to the rear of the cross were ideal for the Pride Rock scenes, and the general nature around us will hopefully have added something to the recordings. It is expected that editing will finish after half-term and we will have a live broadcast performance when you’ll be able to see the Brabyns Pride Rock and accompanying animals truly come to life!