Making a splash with musical

Everything went swimmingly when students from Winstanley College in Wigan performed a mermaid-themed musical to children and their families.

The level one performing arts students produced and acted in the show, called A Mermaid’s Tale, as part of their course which requires them to learn about theatre for children.

The show was targeted at four to seven-year-olds.

Pupils from Maharishi Free School, in Ormskirk, and St Thomas the Martyr School, Skelmersdale, also met the cast before the show started.

Elise Carman, aged 16, who played Ariel the Mermaid in the show, said: “It was a fantastic experience to perform in front of so many primary school children.

“The response from them was very different from anything else I have done as an actor.

“It has given me a thirst to explore different avenues and types of theatre to the ones I would usually do.”

Cap: Performing arts students dressed in mermaid-themed costumes with primary school pupils who watched the show