We were delighted to welcome Hugh Dennis in to The Angmering School to speak to our Year 10 students today. He spoke about his career in the media as an actor, writer and comedian and answered a range of questions from the audience from ‘What are the children in Outnumbered like?’ to ‘How long is a day on set?’. He then spoke to the A level creative writing students from Years 10 and 12 about their current sit-com project and offered to read some of their final scripts and give feedback. He said that he had really enjoyed the morning, meeting our students and hopefully giving them a better understanding of his career and sharing information about writing.
A Year 10 really enjoyed the talk and said “He was really funny and the talk was informative”.
A Year 12 Creative Writing Student said “He is a normal person and I got his autograph”.
This visit was arranged via Speakers for Schools who is an independent charity that provides young people in state secondary schools across the UK with access to inspirational talks from high-achieving, leading figures – free of charge. Speakers donate their time and include a range of figures, from the Prime Minister, CEOS of major companies, notable national journalists, media and arts people, scientists, to leading entrepreneurs and academics.
Speakers for Schools now has over 900 Speakers registered with the charity and has delivered over 675 talks in state schools across England, Scotland and Wales since it was founded in 2011.
For more information on Speakers for Schools, please visit: http://www.speakers4schools.org/about-us