Students in Lichfield are getting ready for the fright of their life as they get the chance to take part in a Halloween event.

The group of 70 students from South Staffordshire College’s campus in the city will join the Screamfest attraction at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Tatenhill.

They will take on the roles of demons, zombies, clowns, witches and vampires as more than 18,000 visitors enjoy the spooky spectacular.

As well as performing arts and musical theatre students joining the fun, the college’s fashion students are also involved in the creation of the costumes.

Chris Hopkins, head of study programmes at South Staffordshire College, said: “The experience the students receive at Screamfest is invaluable and we are grateful for the support the National Forest Adventure Farm provide in training and helping each of the students.

“Gaining first hand live experience at such a unique event is a brilliant opportunity for students to practice all of their skills they have acquired through the course and gain invaluable experience in the world of acting.”

The Screamfest event has been nine months in the planning and Ivor Robinson, director at the National Forest Adventure Farm, believes visitors will be impressed with the 2017 Halloween offering.

“Every detail is carefully planned to provide the ultimate in entertainment and this year promises to be no different,” he said. “We are keen to help students gain valuable experience and to help them on their acting journey through the training and taking part on the night. They play a vital role in making the attraction what it is for the thousands of visitors who arrive each year.

“Since we started the attraction seven years ago it has grown in popularity year on year and we are excited to offer two new attractions for this season.”

Screamfest runs on selected nights from October 12 to 31. for tickets, visit


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