Bingley Grammar School

Haaris Chosen by the RSC

Yr 10 student Haaris has been chosen to be part of the RSC's first youth company!

Haaris will join 19 other young people who all demonstrated exceptional talent, focus, commitment and passion, when they took part in a series of masterclasses that took place across the country earlier this year.

The masterclasses involved 180 students from the RSC’s Associate Schools Programme, and were held in Cornwall, London, Kent, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, York, Hull, Bradford, Blackpool and Stoke. The 20 members of RSC Next Generation ACT are all aged between 12 and 16 years old, and were selected by a panel of RSC actors and representatives from the RSC’s Casting and Education departments.

Haaris has already attended a residential weekend at the RSC in Stratford and is loving being involved in the acting company already. He said, “I’m really excited to get stuck into it and expand my acting skills – it’s something I have always wanted to do!”

Robin Belfield from the RSC’s Education department, said:

 “The RSC has trained generations of the very best actors, directors and practitioners, but for a long time we’ve been aware that, for a variety of reasons, some young people really struggle to break into the theatre industry. Our Associate Schools programme works in partnership with schools and theatres nationwide, often in areas of significant disadvantage. Those schools work with us for a minimum of two years so we get to know the students really well, and have a clear sense of who has the talent, focus and passion to benefit most from a programme like RSC Next Generation ACT.  We are thrilled that we can now offer a potentially life-changing opportunity to some of these young people and help them to hone, develop and make the most out of their extraordinary potential”.

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