Students work with comedian Rik Carranza

Year 9 GCSE Drama students have been working with professional comedian Rik Carranza to help him develop and improve his one man stand up show ‘I’m a fan’.

12 students are part of a focus group that meet with Rik after school to share their experiences of growing up in the era of social media and through a range of interactive tasks explore themes such as bullying, identity and Star Trek! The sessions are recorded by Rik to help him write and develop the material for his show. Because the students are taking part in this project they are also going to aim for their Bronze Artsaward which is a qualification being newly piloted at the Academy!