Leicester College partners with the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA)

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DLD College London students visit Financial Times

students visit Financial Times

Leicester College and ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) are to launch a ground-breaking, two-year fast track degree course: BA in Acting (Creative Performance Practice).

This is incredibly exciting news for theMidlands. ALRA currently has conservatoire’s inWest London and ALRA North inWigan.

Founded in 1979, by Sorrel Carson and Caryll Ziegler, ALRA was the first drama school to offer a training which encompassed all media: live theatre, TV & film and radio. ALRA is still the only school to offer acting for camera from the first week of study.

Adrian Hall, Principal at ALRA said: “This collaboration continues our mission to reach out to diverse communities on a national agenda and provide an inclusive regional platform for talent. ALRA has always searched for talent from communities that have not found it easy to engage with drama schools and this venture marks another stage on that journey.We look forward to working with Leicester College to ensure the best talent finds a pathway into the business.” Currently subj

bject to validation by DeMontfort University, the degree will

provide accessible training from highly skilled professional practitioners enablingMidlands based students to cut the cost of travel and accommodation, as well as get professional training at university prices. The courses will be based at the fully equipped Sue Townsend Theatre in the heart of historic Leicester and is a potential pathway to a master’s degre e programme at ALR A. performance-practice-201819-c6089/

DLD College London students were recently invited to the Financial Times (FT) head office for an invaluable insight into a career with an iconic international publication.

The students form part of the Alpha Scholars, and also members of the Bigger Picture Society (a Faculty of Social Science initiative). The Alpha Scholars are amongst the most talented students at the college and are educated on a unique programme of study that seeks to develop the strengths of those eager to become change-makers and leaders.

The academic society from theWestminster-bridge based college, had the valuable opportunity to visit the London offices of the highly prestigious financial title, for a series of workshops on leadership.

The trip presented the students with the opportunity to get a first-hand look at how the esteemed corporation is organised. The visit finished with an inspiring session led by John Ridding, the Financial Times CEO. Principal at the college, Rachel Borland commented: “The value of the experience which the students have had cannot College Lo progress; t

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History Bombs, a UK start up providing explosive history content for thousands of pupils across the world, recently won the prestigious BAFTA Children’s Award 2017 for Kids Learning. The

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young company based in London were up against a high quality field of leading British indies. Founders and Producers, Christopher Hobbs and Claire O’Brien, said they were delighted the company has been recognised in this way. "We started History Bombs to bring history to life for children everywhere and the reaction has been fantastic. To be recognised by BAFTA is a testament to the incredible work our small, creative and passionate team have delivered. Hopefully this is just the start for History Bombs!" The couple team - who are together in real life - quit their accounting jobs in the city to realise their dreams of creating educational content for

KS3 school children. Since 2014 Chris and Claire, along with their amazing production team, have been on a crusade to produce KS3 history content which includes rapping, poetry and their ever popular “One Takes” which explain an entire period in history in under 6 minutes. Their freely available content - which has now been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube - can be found on their YouTube channel at and educators can sign up to access over 3 hours of original, Ofsted aligned video content at

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