Our drama students have always enjoyed a varied and inspiring enrichment programme and, despite being bound by COVID restrictions, this year is no different.

To kick off the new term, the first Drama Society meeting was held by video conference, and led by recent Old Bedfordian, Jonny Hosking (12-19), a well-recognised face in school after excelling in drama during his time at Bedford School, starring in many school productions.

Talking to Jonny before the call he told us, “It’ll be great to touch base with the group that largely defined my time at Bedford School. I hope by sharing what I got out of my years at school and my Gap Year, the boys will get a sense of what is waiting for them outside The Quarry. In a time when theatre and the arts are on their last legs, hopefully the boys will feel inspired to keep the show going!”

The session had a great turnout with approximately 15 boys dialling in.

Antoinette Keylock, Head of Academic Drama, said, “I am delighted that Jonny could take the first Drama Society session this week. I have many happy memories of teaching him and he was President of the Society too! Even despite the current pandemic, I was determined to make sure this society remains popular and allow all boys at Bedford School to attend remote lectures that will enrich their education.”

Next Monday, we look forward to welcoming OB Logan Jones (06-17) who will run a session on ‘Drama at University’. All boys are welcome.

OB Logan Jones (06-17)

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