Circle of Life Award

The Circle of Life Award has been set up by Disney Theatrical Productions in partnership with Young Citizens to shine a light on and celebrate some of the amazing work young people do to make a positive contribution to their community.

This project aims to capture the values of Disney’s The Lion King and to inspire our youngest citizens to become the next generation of community leaders.

Whether you are already committed to supporting young people’s community involvement and social action or looking to kick-start your school’s efforts, we are here to help you. Access the free resources now.

“The Circle of Life Award provides children and young people with a safe and supported structure through which they can demonstrate kindness, compassion and thoughtful citizenship.”

Nina Moore, Head teacher, Full Circle Education


Start a social action project

Want to set up a social action project? We have created a set of resources to get you started.

The Circle of Life resources consist of six sessions (three teacher-led resources and three student-led) designed to empower young people to deliver a social action project that addresses an issue in their community.

You decide if you want to use the full-set of resources or just choose the activity sheets that help your students’ project. Download the resource pack now.

Still not sure?


Apply for the Circle of Life Award!

If you have completed a youth-led social action project, we want to recognise your amazing work.

Who can apply?

  • Any group that has completed a community action project!
  • Whether or not you have used our Circle of Life resources, you can apply to be recognized for your work.
  • The application process can be done by a student, teacher or a nominated other, but we encourage students to be involved as a valuable form of self-reflection.

What’s the reward?

  • This year, The Lion King celebrates 25 years in London. As part of the celebration, 20 schools that achieve a Circle of Life Award will be invited to see the production at the Lyceum Theatre!
  • You will also receive a framed certificate on behalf of Disney Theatrical Group.

Get recognition, apply today!

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