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Jamie-Louise comes back to school

University student, Jamie-Louise Louise Robison returned to The Malling School this week to lead a performing arts workshop for Year 11 students.  Jamie-Louise joined The Malling School in Year 7 in September 2003 and studied right the way to the end of Sixth Form. She studied BTEC Performing Arts and even though she had taken small parts in school plays up until that point, usually playing a clown or some other minor part, she also dabbled in rock ‘n’ roll dance and banghra, it wasn’t until Year 13 that she finally realised that she could act, when she took a lead role in The Dumb Waiter. 

Jamie’s funniest memory of her time at The Malling School is of the day she was operating the smoke machine for a sixth form horror show performance when she accidentally set off the fire alarm.  She will never forget the sight of ghosts and zombies lining up on the muga!

Now in her final year of a BA Honours degree course in Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University, Jamie says that she had never even thought about going to uni until Year 13.  Returning to school last week to help Mrs Butler with a Year 11 workshop, Jamie told us how her 3 years at uni have flown by and about all the fantastic opportunities she has had to study acting, dance, stage management, theatre design, costume and stage makeup, directing and the technical side.  Before she graduates this summer and becomes Jamie-Louise Robinson BA, Jamie’s own play will be performed at The Quarterhouse Theatre in Folkestone in March.  As both writer and director of the play, Jamie is looking forward to the performance.  She has promised to let us know the dates so that we can go along to support her.