Bedeans in Drama and Broadcasting
Charlie Bristow (2007-2011)
Newstalk ZB & Radio Sport
Studying Drama at St Bede’s College helped me hone my story telling abilities, learn how to successfully improvise under pressure as well as gaining a healthy amount of self-confidence. The Drama staff were always encouraging and provided the necessary resources to achieve any vision.
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
James Campos took drama every year at school and felt it was a great opportunity to escape from the monotony of school and release all the pent up energy most boys have too much of, but in a positive way. He felt it was important for young men to be able to express themselves and laugh at themselves otherwise who knows how you may end up.
Forget all the misconceptions about boys doing drama – there were plenty of top athletes, academics, prefects, deputy and head boy in my class. Drama was important in shaping me into an efficient and competent communicator, which is vital in my line of study.
It’s such an amazing experience, I’ve interviewed some world famous names like Sir John Kirwan and Warren Gatland. I’m writing for the 6pm sports bulletin daily. I’m only 20 and would never have thought I would’ve had this all under my belt already, but somehow I’m doing it! And being English I get to do all the football stories – it’s mint.
I am so grateful to have gone to a school that was so accepting and giving to my talents and determination to do better! Without the St Bede’s faculty and support I would not be the performer or person I am today!