Fareham College students are in the running for Children’s Bafta

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STUDENTS on a college’s performing arts course have appeared in a programme which was nominated for a Children’s Bafta.

Lambent Productions sourced actors from Fareham College to appear in the BBC2 series True Stories. The series was designed to educate and inform young audiences about the lives of famous people throughout history.

Performing arts lecturer Matt Blackwell said: ‘The filming process was an invaluable experience as they now understand the expectations of professional actors in the industry. The students are clearly dedicated to their vocation and we’re proud of their hard work.’

The students played figures such as Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Fry.

Scott Metcalfe, 17, from Portchester, who played a wounded soldier, said: ‘It was a fantastic opportunity as a first paid acting job.

‘I didn’t know programmes like this could be nominated for a Bafta so I’m very excited to have starred in a Bafta-nominated production.’

Director Emma Frank said: ‘The students made an invaluable contribution, being both patient and committed.’