YOUNGSTERS are preparing to tread the boards as they look to raise money for a local charity organisation.
Students at The King’s School in Tynemouth have spent the last six months rehearsing and ship-building ahead of their musical All Aboard this weekend.
The show – aiming to raise money for the RNLI – involved 65 pupils from Years 5 to 8 staging three performances of the musical which tells the story of Captain James Cook and his voyages around the world.
They will be treading the boards on a replica of Cook’s ship HMS Endeavour which has been specially built in the King’s Hall.
‘All Aboard’ is directed and organised by King’s Pastoral deputy head James Davies.
Mr Davies, who is also a volunteer on Tynemouth Lifeboat, said: “Our pupils have worked hard to bring this project to life and have learned a lot about the voyages of Cook and more importantly the needs of our lifeboat service.
“As a coastal school, we have close connections with Tynemouth Lifeboat station and our pupils are always keen to support this vital service.”
He added: “We’re certain of three entertaining evenings of family entertainment.
“So we’re hoping for full houses for a fun show in aid of a great local charity.”
‘All Aboard’ runs for three nights from Saturday, November 26, to Monday, November 28, with performances at 7pm, apart from Sunday which is at 3pm.
Tickets are available from King’s School office – (0191) 259 5995 or on the door costing £4 for adults, £2 for children, or a family ticket for £10.