Lawn Manor Academy to return to Disneyland Paris stage next year after impressive debut

By Jessica Durston - 8 August 2022

EducationSecondary
  • Images of the Lawn Manor students performing at Disneyland Paris in July

    Images of the Lawn Manor students performing at Disneyland Paris in July

Pupils from Lawn Manor Academy have been invited back to Disneyland Paris next year, to perform again after impressing staff during this year's visit.

Pupils from Lawn Manor Academy have been asked to return for an unprecedented second visit to Disneyland in Paris to perform live on the Disney stage, having wowed the Disney staff with their group show earlier this summer.

40 pupils from Lawn Manor Academy won a group competition to perform a special routine for the Disney Performing Arts Team earlier this year. The Disney Performing Arts OnStage programme gives amateur groups the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and experience the thrill of performing live on a Disney stage.

In July, the pupils gave a 20-minute performance at the magical Videopolis Theatre in the Magic Kingdom, to the watching crowds.

The performers from Lawn Manor Academy were from years 7 through to 11 and they showcased their talents with a combination of rock ‘n’ roll and musical theatre to modern day song and dance. 

Lawn Manor Head of Dance, Natasha Dixon, said: “The group shined on the Disney stage and gave a performance that was emotional and thrilling all at the same time. We were so unbelievably proud of them and all that they achieved to get to that point. The audience loved the show and even emailed our Headteacher afterwards with praise.”

Natasha added: “It was such a memorable trip, and to top it off Disney has invited us back again next year!  We managed to get backstage access and meet some truly inspirational people called the ‘Imagineers’, who are part of the amazing Disney team.

"They taught the children how to sing and dance from a Disney perspective. I have no idea how we will top this visit when we return next summer, but no doubt we will!”

Lawn Manor Academy is part of the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust. Further information about the secondary school can be found online at www.lawnmanor.org

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