School Welfare Leader to Inspire Budding Actors

Pete Herring, a student welfare leader, from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College will soon be on stage in Rugby Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde – The Musical, which is based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Recently Mr Herring, who by day works with, and supports, the students belonging to Garrick House, has spent his evenings rehearsing and preparing to play the character of upstanding lawyer Gabriel Utterson in the musical production.
Pete Herring, said, “I’ve been involved in amateur dramatics since I was 11 years old and am still performing now. It is a great hobby for children and young people to get involved in and there are many opportunities in the Rugby area. I am hoping that I might be able to inspire some of the students I work with to get involved and give acting a go.”
Alison Davies, Headteacher, said, “I know Pete is a talented singer and I wish him all the best in the upcoming production. Giving our students opportunities to express themselves through the performing arts is an integral part of our ethos and I am pleased to see a member of staff actively engaged in performing. In fact, as a school we’ve recently amended our admissions policy so that we can accept 10% of each cohort based on their aptitude, or potential, in dance, music and drama.”
The show will be running at Rugby Theatre from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. Tickets cost £16 per adult, and are £14 for children, students and senior citizens. Information can be found, and bookings made, on Rugby Theatre’s website.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Martin Pulley
For further information, or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact Theresa Bale, Headteacher’s PA on 01788 542355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.