This year's partnership production at King’s College School, Wimbledon was performed in the school theatre on Thursday 24th March. Directed by David Antrobus, the show gave a cast of over 160 pupils from schools in the Wimbledon Independent-State Schools Partnership, including King’s, the invaluable experience of working together with children of different ages, backgrounds and gifts.
Based on Jean Giono's haunting story, The Man Who Planted Trees, the production was lent visual enchantment by the design, which included costumes and props made by the pupils. Music was expertly provided by the partnership choir and band. Congratulations are due to the staff and pupils at all the schools for ensuring that the show was a resounding success.
Participating schools were Ricards Lodge High School & RR6, Coombe Boys' and Girls' Schools, St Mark's Academy, Perseid and Cricket Green special schools, Bond primary school and King's. The production was supported by the Friends of King’s.
Founded in 2003, the Wimbledon ISSP embraces a wide range of permanent partnerships with 28 sixth forms, academies, secondary schools, special schools and primary schools in South-West London.