Former pupil Lauren came in to deliver some short ‘Backstage Careers’ talks to KS3 & KS4 pupils. Having successfully gained A-Levels in Product Design, Art and a L3 BTEC in Engineering, at DCHS, she is in her first year at Guilford School of Acting working towards a Ba(Hons) Theatre Production. Lauren has been involved in stage and prop making for three shows already and been offered part time work operating lighting in a West End production of the musical ‘Annie’. Lauren shared her extensive knowledge and understanding off the industry, qualifications and career pathways, including apprenticeships with the pupils who attended. The Design Technology Engineering and Art departments are extremely proud Lauren’s achievements and look forward to having her return to school in the future to inspire the next generation of skilled designers and makers in theatre, TV and film industries. Lauren cut her teeth managing many productions for DCHS and The Alnwick Playhouse, pupils interested in supporting set and prop production need to keep a look out on the school bulletin.