On Monday 7th March 2016, Heathermount's Key Stage 4 students were visited by Carl Patrick, a West End actor currently starring and understudying in 'Guys and Dolls' at the Savoy Theatre, London.

The Key Stage 4 students Aaron, Andy and Oliver are studying the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) acting course. Recently they have all been successful in their first ever acting exams which they travelled to London to participate in.

Working on their new monologues, Carl visited Heathermount School to help these students further develop their work. Carl let the actors warm up at the beginning of the lesson and then worked with Aaron, Andy and Oliver, giving them specific tips on how to improve.

A question and answer session ended the morning double lesson. Questions from the students included; ‘Do you like being an actor and why?’ ‘What kind of characters do you like playing?’ And ‘What was the hardest role you have ever played?’

Carl said of his visit 'I very much enjoyed my visit today. Working with these young actors makes me remember my younger days when I dreamt of acting on the stage.’