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School Seminars and Webinars
(Live in person or online)

Tailor-made to suit the requirements of your school/college and the age of your pupils (year 5 upwards), Sam and Julia will actively engage with your students (and parents) in a lively Q & A format.

Explaining the basics of mounting a show from school plays to Opening Ceremonies, Sam & Julia will seek to stimulate youthful minds with stories, exclusive video footage and exciting career opportunities.

Topics included in their talks include equality, diversity, inclusion, the importance of working as a team and realising every individual person’s potential. 

And this is not just for those interested in theatre or live events; it’s for everyone. Whatever path any pupil or student may choose to take, the life skills discussed in these forums will help shape their approach to working with other people and also to work itself, whichever direction they’re heading.

This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight from prominent industry professionals whilst enjoying tales of backstage life that could open doors previously unimagined.


"Sam and Julia spent a very full day at Trinity Academy at the end of the long autumn term delivering their interactive presentation to different KS3 and KS4 year-groups. It was very much a celebration of creativity and collaboration, all showcased in their illustrated and engaging talk about their remarkable work in the run-up to and at the London Olympics’ Opening and Closing ceremonies."  


“It was particularly inspiring for our pupils to understand more about the many career opportunities in creative fields and to see what can be achieved when people are motivated to work as a team to fulfill their potential. It was a real boost for the wellbeing of our school community with pupils ending the term on a joyously high-energy note”.

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Antony Faccinello

MA (Oxon) PGCE, Principal

Trinity Academy, Brixton

"It was a truly inspiring session and I am receiving lots of messages of thanks and praise from children, parents and staff".

Miss Hebden

- Director of Drama

King's Rochester

"It was brilliant! The numbers involved were crazy. 15,000 costumes!"


- Yr 9

"I found the Orange Jackets Google Meet very inspiring and I think it’s incredible how many jobs are out there that I wouldn’t have even been aware of."


- Yr 11

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this afternoon's talk; thank you for organising this."

Mrs McCarthy

- Head of English

King's Rochester

Wow! Sam and Ju were amazing -it was fascinating. Really enjoyed it, thank you!"

Dr Thompson

- Head of History

King's Rochester

"An excellent opportunity for our pupils to go behind the scenes this afternoon. A great cross over between the arts and sport"


Mr Hebden

- Director of Sport

King's Rochester

“Our students absolutely loved their visit from Sam and Julia today.  They were utterly captivated by the behind-the-scenes footage from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that they got to see, and were fascinated to discover a whole new world of opportunities that they hadn’t considered before. Hugely engaging, entertaining and inspiring talks – highly recommended!”

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Steven Duffy

Head of Year 10 & Head of Music

John Madejski Academy

"The entire audience for our Olympic Newton Forum on Monday was gripped by our speakers Sam Hunter and Julia Whittle as they described their pivotal roles in bringing the most impressive ceremonies on earth to our screens."


“Listening to the countdown to the opening while also hearing Julia’s incredibly calm voice teeing up all the moving parts was absolutely extraordinary,” said one parent as they left the auditorium. “Both my son and myself were super impressed with yesterday's talk,” said another parent in an email the nextday, “We found it extremely interesting and it really helped us understand all the work behind an event like London 2012 opening ceremony – amazing to get such a privileged glimpse into what really goes on!"

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Susannah Frieze 


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