Performing Arts students showcase talent
Friday, 25 November, 2016

Performing Arts students at Solihull College & University Centre have had the chance to showcase their talents recently as part of their work experience in a number of events.

Pub company Punch approached the College to seek out some students who would like to appear as extras in their internal video for the company’s conference. Punch is one of the UK’s leading companies for those looking to get into the pub industry. Formed in 1997 and having a portfolio of around 3,300 pubs it was a great opportunity for the students.

Punch were filming for their internal video at one of their pubs in Solihull, Hobs Meadow and the performing arts students went along on Wednesday 26th October to take part. The 9 students aged 18 and over, were required to play the part of friends who were attending an opening night at their local pub.

Jo Navin, Internal Communications and PR Manager at Punch Taverns commented “We were delighted that the students were able to support us with this filming and further build their experience. They were all extremely professional, helpful and patient as different scenes were set up.  Many thanks to them all and to the College for supporting us with this activity.”

The students will be able to use the opportunity to contribute towards their mandatory work experience which forms part of their Performing Arts course at the College.

Student, Kyle Kean, commented “I really enjoyed the experience, it was very professional and reinstates that I want to pursue a career in TV and film. It was a really good opportunity for all of us to be involved in.”

Samantha Walsh added “It was quite scary at first and I had to go out of my comfort zone but the experience helped to improve my communication skills and gave me the chance to see all of the technical aspects involved in filming.”

Another opportunity that the Performing Arts students at Solihull College & University Centre were able to experience was taking part in the Twisted Attractions scare nights for Halloween at Terror Farm in Penkridge.

The students took part in Twisted Attraction last year for work experience and as a result were asked to return this year to work the event and be paid to do so. Work experience has led to many great opportunities for the students at the College.

The chance to be actors for the events was a great experience for the students at the College and something that they will be able to add to their portfolio for when they look to either attend university or find employment.

For more information about the courses available at Solihull College & University Centre visit the courses page, call 0121 678 7000.

Performing Art students in front of pub
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