Laura - Year 10
My Corelli is Drama and it is my passion. I have not only had a chance to experiment with all aspects of directing and performing, but I have also been given the opportunity to show my work around the country and even in other countries.
In 2016, I performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the Colleges production of Just by Ali Smith. This was an amazing experience and a great conversation starter that I know will be impressive to future employers.
With the help of my drama teachers I auditioned and was accepted into the National Youth Theatre. NYT is a prestigious organisation and passionate about the development of young actors in their journey to adulthood. I have made so many friends and learnt so much, and I couldnt have done it without the help and support of my teachers at Corelli.
Playing the piano is also something that I enjoy, and it will be an important element for my future career. Corelli College was invited to a Steinways Pianos master-class. We played on pianos worth hundreds of thousands of pounds and learnt all about the makeup and manufacture of the best pianos. This, along with the weekly instrumental lessons has dramatically improved my understanding of the instrument.
Because of my involvement in music and theatre I have been chosen to take part in a European Union funded Drama project using digital technologies in Estonia with students and professionals from other European Union Countries.
I am also about to embark on work experience with the National Theatre, learning about set design, lighting, sound direction and other aspects of theatre production.
Corelli College has provided me with so many opportunities and that will continue long after I leave.
Corelli College has inspired me for my aspirations for the future.