Archive for: April 2018

  • Duke’s Student Eren Lands Role In Channel 4 Drama

    Date: April 6th 2018

    Duke’s Aldridge Academy year 7 student Eren Ozsayen has landed a role in  ‘A Mother’s Love’, part of a trilogy of films being made under the 4stories scheme for Channel 4.

    4STORIES is a Channel 4 and BlackLight initiative to promote under-represented voices in drama as part of a campaign to change the landscape of who makes and appears on the nation’s television screens.

    The scheme gives a first television credit to highly talented and exciting new writers and directors who come from under-represented backgrounds due to their gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.
    The three writers and directors have been chosen from thousands of applications. They are some of the UK’s most exciting and original new talent.

    ‘A Mother’s Love’ will be one of three distinct half hour films exploring crime and criminal justice from the perspective of female protagonists. Eren has a non speaking but significant part in the TV drama playing Faisal, the best friend of the lead boy.

    Eren recently performed in Duke’s much praised production of The Little Shop of Horrors.

  • Students Row For Sports Relief

    Date: April 5th 2018

    Brighton Aldridge Community Academy students and teachers rallied together to raise over £250 for Sport Relief in one day! BACA’s PE faculty organised an all day row and cycle with the aim of rowing the length of the River Thames and cycling a leg of the Tour de France.

    Students diligently rowed or cycled in stints of 20 minutes and paid £1.50 to do so. Using Sport Relief’s donation page a further £95 was raised from staff and people in the wider community. This was a brilliant event that generated a lot of excitement and interest, in which everyone could participate and was reported by the Brighton Argus newspaper – see article here.