Guides learn about world of television

AROUND 100 Girl Guides from all over Suffolk had the chance to sample life behind and in front of the camera.

AROUND 100 Girl Guides from all over Suffolk had the chance to sample life behind and in front of the camera.

The star-struck youngsters spent a day at Copleston High School in Ipswich learning about the performing arts from the experts.

Anna Kumble and Sophie O'Donnell, who have been in CBeebies and Emmerdale as well as other television shows, were on hand to teach them how to read scripts and what goes on in live television.

Meanwhile make-up artists who have worked on Casualty and Holby City also added a gritty realism to the day, letting the youngsters loose on face wounds and bruises.

Polly Barfoot, county commissioner for Girlguiding Suffolk said the 10 to 16 year olds girls had a wonderful time.

“They really enjoyed it. They particularly liked the make-up sessions and doing the bruises.

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“It was like a taster day. We are doing a Guides Got Talent competition next year and have booked the Regent in Ipswich for the finale.”

The experiences and skills the guides were taught should stand them in good stead for next year's contest, which is due to be held on September 26.

It is hoped celebrities such as Fearne Cotton will be able to be among the judging panel.

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