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Francesca Perryman (Factual Writing)

Francesca Perryman has been What’s On Reporter for the GetReading news website. Francesca is passionate about Journalism and is Keen to encourage children from the area where she grew up to share that enthusiasm.


Jill O’Hare (Drama and Musical Theatre)

Jill trained at The Guildhall School of Speech and Drama. An experienced examiner, lecturer and judge, she has worked extensively in Asia, Europe, America and Africa. She teaches many disciplines at ‘Italia Conti’ Newbury and also directs plays, musicals, opera and youth theatre. A professional actress and director, she plays and directs in the West End, Fringe theatre and television. She is a published author of an acting anthology for younger performers and an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.