‘It was with pleasure that Bishop Stopford’s welcomed Rudolph Walker OBE to an assembly on the 4th May, to launch the preparations for Bishops to defend their title at RWISDA in July this year. Bishop’s are lucky to have such amazing talent amongst their pupils which is nurtured by all the staff at the school. Bishops have indeed won the RWISDA on two occasions in 2012 and then again in 2016 and they are looking to make it the treble, albeit they know to top last year’s performance is going to take a lot of hard work, imagination and creativity.
On the 17th May Bishop’s will be welcoming Khali Best an ex Eastenders actor who is a mentor for RWISDA to the school where he will be working with Miss Dorrington selecting the students for this year’s performance. The winners of 2016 Amira, Marla, Rachel, Ashley, Blaize and Remel as winners were extremely lucky to attend the Eastenders set and to have lunch with Rudolph Walker himself. Bishops thoroughly enjoyed being part of the whole experience and working alongside the other schools at Theatre Royal Stratford East last July and we are just as excited to go back and defend the title. Watch this space for news on how to get tickets to the performance in July and let’s make sure that the Bishops students get the support their talent deserves.’