CHILDREN at a primary school near Selby performed The Lion King last week.

The pupils, from South Milford Community Primary School, had been preparing for the show since the beginning of the year, and took part in four performances last week to more than 800 friends and family members.

Melanie Lawrence, headteacher at the school, said the show, which was held at nearby Sherburn High School, had been "a triumph for community spirit in the village".

She said: "Our aim was deliver something that involved every member of our school community, from our youngest children in Reception to our oldest children in Year Six.

"Working together to enable all involved to shine has been a real privilege and I am extremely proud to be South Milford’s head teacher. I’d like to pass on a huge thank you to everyone involved, including Sherburn High for the use of their school, local companies who have given their time and support, parents and family members who created amazing costumes and, most of all, our children, who have given us hours of entertainment, along with several warm fuzzy moments. The buzz in school has been fantastic."