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The Pauline Quirke Academy Dulwich – Winners Of The Birds Of A Feather Film Competition


From left to right – (Front Row) Isabella Abraham, Lucia Mahoney-Castineiras, Tayla Dowdeswell, Olivia Weeks, (Back Row) Principal Melanie Crouch, Beatrice Theophilus, Hilary Senou, Sejus Toussaint-O’Neill

The Pauline Quirke Academy Dulwich has been buzzing with activity throughout the spring term, to huge success.

The announcement of the Birds of a Feather film project in January created enormous excitement amongst the students. They were given scripts from the first episode of the new series on the very first week of term and were asked to recreate the scenes, as short films, in just two weeks.

The students got to work straight away, learning their scripts and going through all the scenes in their Comedy and Drama class. In week two Red Group (aged 13-18) and Blue Group (aged 10-12) enthusiastically filmed all the scenes whilst the Green Group (aged 6-9) were given the task of filming the scenes from the closing credits to the series (in their own unique way of course).

Over 60 Academies from around the country entered the competition and from the 200 entries PQA Dulwich Green Group were announced as one of the 5 winners. They were presented with their medals this weekend, together with the Academy Trophy.

It really is a wonderful short film, beautifully edited by their Film and Television teacher Bradley Leech –  Take a look at the film here.

PQA Dulwich launched in October 2013 and runs on Saturdays 10am-1pm from Elmgreen School, offering students aged 4-18 classes in Film & Television, Comedy & Drama and Musical Theatre. The energetic tutors are all trained professionals, bringing their expertise to the classes in an inspirational way. PQA is a new generation of weekend drama schools offering students something that is fresh, exciting and bang up-to-date but, above all, students are encouraged to be amazing just by being themselves.

For details of how to book a free taster session to see for yourself, please contact the Principal Melanie Crouch on 07746 400823.