On the dates between April 15th and April 23rd, the three of us (Isaac Borgman, Erica Den Hertog, Alex Parish) went up to Hastings to attend NYDS (National Youth Drama School). Throughout the week we took part in a course of our choosing, including but not limited to: Musical Theatre, Screen Acting, Short Film Intensive, Stage Combat, Acapella, and Shakespearean Acting. We all learnt so many useful skills that I’m sure everyone would find extremely beneficial, and we recommend any aspiring actors and actresses to take part in this fantastic experience. You also get to meet some extremely talented people, like Rachel Blampied (Bree, Shortland Street) and Allan Henry (Stuntman, Various Films). You can attend NYDS from the ages of 14 – 19 years old. We all had a blast, so make sure you seriously consider the NYDS experience – it’s amazing. Feel free to speak to any of us if you would like to know more.