Last week we welcomed the actor, Leon Harrop into Samuel Laycock School. Leon is an alumni from New Bridge School and Miss Wilson and Mrs Preston, both taught Leon when he was in the Performing Arts pathway over 10 years ago.
Leon has an incredibly successful acting career including Jimmy McGovern’s “The Street”, “The A Word”, “Ralph and Katie” (recently on prime time BBC), amongst many others.
He has acted with the likes of Maxine Peak, Steven Graham, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Keegan and is currently undergoing a secret filming session in the North East.
We are so incredibly proud of him and when he agreed to meet the young people from the Samuel Laycock Performing Arts pathway and New Bridge College Lumenus group, we were absolutely delighted.
Leon answered around 30 questions and his responses were inspirational for the young people. He told them to aim high and never to be put off by people that will tell you “no” because of a disability. Leon is certainly aiming high as he would like to take part in a Hollywood movie! And, why not?!!
Leon then taught the dance moves from a scene in “Ralph and Katie”. The young people had so much fun.
We would like to thank Leon for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see the pupils. He has promised to return. Good luck for your filming Leon and we can’t wait to see you on our television screens again soon.