Not a zombie in sight during actor David Morrissey’s Ribble Valley visit

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Acclaimed actor David Morrissey visited Bowland High School on Thursday to help inspire the next generation of thespians.

Known for both his film and television roles, the Liverpudlian visited the Grindleton performing arts school through the work he does for the charity Speakers for Schools.

Actor David Morrisey with Bowland High School years 10 and 11 performing arts students during his visit to the school.

Actor David Morrisey with Bowland High School years 10 and 11 performing arts students during his visit to the school.

Mr Morrissey explained: “Speakers for Schools gets people from all different businesses and walks of life to come into state schools to speak to students.

“At my school we didn’t do performing arts and I really strongly believe that we really need to have that in education.

“There’s very many different ways of expressing yourself, whether that be through academia, or through the screen, theatre or dance. It doesn’t have to just be on stage either, there’s stage building, working on the technical side or the lighting.”

The English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, was given a guided tour of Bowland High School’s new £3 million building which pupils should be using by the beginning of February.

Old school buildings have been redeveloped to provide a new building accommodating classrooms, dining hall, hall, kitchen, learning resources room, offices and ancillary facilities.