Emmerdale talks to year 8 students at Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar  recently welcomed the former Emmerdale Chief Executive, Keith Richardson, and the incumbent Artistic Director for Emmerdale, Taransay Chisholm, to give a presentation on the topic of Creating a Character for a Serial Drama to all Year 8 students in an assembly.

In connection to a unit of study on Serial Drama, the English Faculty invited Ms Chisholm and Mr Richardson to speak on the subject from a first-hand experience. With their combined knowledge, the Year 8 students were treated to an insightful and engaging talk on the otherwise complex process of bring a popular soap opera onto our television screen.

Rebecca Storey, Will Inglis, Robert Hails, Taransay Chisholm, Keith Richardson, Emily McNair, Rachel Alexander
Rebecca Storey, Will Inglis, Robert Hails, Taransay Chisholm, Keith Richardson, Emily McNair, Rachel Alexander


The assembly concluded with a Question and Answer session that gave the students a rare opportunity to ask questions to our esteemed executives. Both the students and our guests enjoyed the assembly. They are hoping that a future visit can be organised to promote script writing and to inspire the school’s budding writers.


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