SES Host Creatives Careers Evening
On Thursday 24th September, Stamford Endowed Schools hosted a careers evening for current students and recent leavers, focusing on the creative industries. Many Old Stamfordians were invited back to give first-hand accounts of their own paths within the arts.
The Llowarch Performing Arts Centre was packed-out with students and their parents from across SES, who were given a chance to interact with and hear from professionals in different sectors of the creative industries as well as representatives from Universities. The line-up included Goldsmiths University, the University of Warwick and Loughborough University. As well as various professionals, with many Old Girls and Boys in attendance, including actors such as Chris Birks and Conor Baum, casting assistant Alex Sedgeley, Head of Film at BAFTA Jim Bradshaw. Emily Carter, SHS Old Girl and Fabric Designer also returned, as well as Roger Bradshaw, Chairman & Technical Director at the Stamford Corn Exchange and Peter Gibbons, MD Lux Technical and SS Old Boy.
Talks were held throughout the evening, divided into the professions: Acting, Technical and Visual Arts, with each guest speaker offering information about how they got to where they are today, with many linking their achievements back to their time at the Stamford Endowed Schools.
Organiser of the event, Mrs L Salt said: “We were delighted with the turnout. The universities and speakers were very impressed with the calibre of questions asked by the students and the students seem to have got a lot out of talking to people actually involved in the industry. It opened their eyes to all sorts of opportunities.”