TALENTED children showed off their creative flair to packed out audiences at The Forum in Barrow.

More than 300 schoolchildren were involved in the production of Dragon Days, which told the the story of an alpine village attacked by the mythical beast.

Actors from Chetwynde School and four groups of primary school children from Burlington, Dane Ghyll, St James' and St Pauls' played terrified inhabitants of a small village in the Alps, overshadowed by a dragon.

Chetwynde School teacher Colynne Hicks, who directed the action, said: “We are very proud of all the performers and singers who have worked so hard to make this such a success.

“The singing was provided by many local primary schools over three evenings.

"Schools included Newbarns, Yarlside and Chetwynde primary from Barrow as well as Our Lady of the Rosary, in Dalton."

Gilda the Goatherd (Phoebe Lever) and her friend Tommy Rumble (Nathan Powell) eventually learned to work together with the fire-breathing menace, leading to the villages being saved from a deadly avalanche.

The play saw two groups from across Cumbria team up, including Cumbria Music Education Hub and BlueJam Arts.

Sarah Barkway from Cumbria Music Hub, said: “The main motivation for us has been to expose young children to musical education.

“Above all, this production will help children with their mental health and physical development.”