Drama students at a Brent Cross school learnt from the professionals when members of the West End’s Old Vic theatre dropped in.

The Year 9 to 13 students at Whitefield School, in Claremount Road, are taking part in the Old Vic's New Voices project.

Specialist arts facilitators from the Old Vic held workshops at the school on Friday as part of the project, which aims to inspire young people to get involved in theatre.

Pupils re-enacted a scene from Kiss Me Kate, which is currently running at the Old Vic.

The workshop was filmed and will now be used as part of the theatre’s promotional film.

The 30 Whitefield School students were also given free tickets to see the production.

Hannah Jenkins, education officer for the Schools Project at the Old Vic, added: ‘It’s wonderful working with Whitefield School and their talented students. 

“The students are a pleasure to work with and have thrown themselves into the workshops.

“What is different about the project with Whitefield School is the way that the drama department uses students from across the school within the workshops. 

“Students from different year groups come together to work on the project and this is unique amongst the secondary schools we work with. 

“We look forward to working with Whitefield School again in the future.”