On 6 November, Year 7 and 8 boys were lucky enough to have a visit from writer, director and producer, Angelo Abela.
Angelo has many popular and successful TV shows under his belt, with his latest show, Free Rein, winning a highly esteemed and thoroughly deserved Emmy Award. An amazing achievement!
Angelo shared the journey of his success with the boys; from his beginnings as an actor to ultimately writing and directing award winning shows for Netflix. A truly inspirational and motivational talk, which gave the boys a fascinating insight into the world of television.
Following the talk with Angelo, the boys attended a workshop with Heather Abela. Heather has led a distinguished career as a writer and a script reader, working for giants such as Universal Studios. It was her job to read the stories that came to the studios and determine whether they were good enough to make the cut!
In a thoroughly enjoyable workshop, Heather worked with the boys to create their own "pitch" for a show. She guided them expertly through the world of story telling, whilst they collaboratively worked on their own script.
The boys came up with some amazing work, which was in no doubt due to Heather's enthusiasm and knowledge of the industry. We may have some future film makers in our midst!
We would like to thank both Heather and Angelo for giving up their time to share their experiences and expertise and for giving our boys such a unique and enjoyable experience.