Barnsley College students have been lending their artistic prowess to local school pupils as they prepare for their production of the Lion King.

During a series of workshops with Horizon Community College pupils, the Barnsley art and design students used clay sculpting to create headdresses for the main characters of the show.

The college’s hair and beauty students then demonstrated face painting techniques for the various animal characters.

The FE students researched ideas for “simple yet effective” designs which the pupils could replicate on show night.

Amber Birtles, 16, who is a level one beauty therapy student at Barnsley College, and a former Horizon pupil, said: “The children have been an absolute pleasure to work with and were extremely eager to learn.

“We really hope we have inspired them for their production and have helped develop their make-up artistry skills.”

Suzy Dix, community enterprise coordinator at Horizon Community College, said the support from Barnsley College students had been “invaluable” for the production, which will be staged by more than 70 pupils later this month.

Picture: Horizon pupils and Barnsley College beauty therapy students during The Lion King workshops

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