AN ex drama pupil has landed his dream job as the teacher after 11 years of attending Abingdon Drama Club.

Leon Witcomb has become the new juniors drama classes teacher at Abingdon Drama Club (ADC).

He first enrolled in 2010 and since acting has become a large part of his life.

The drama club say he has excelled, first as a child actor and then as an adult actor in the various productions he’s acted in and stage crewed for including; Peter Pan, The Crucible and Henry VI Part III.

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Mr Witcomb will follow in the footsteps of previous ADC teachers in offering young aspiring actors from Abingdon and the surrounding area a chance to hone their acting skills in a fun, nurturing environment while meeting other young people from a variety of local schools.

He said: “I never thought, 11 years ago, that I would be in such a privileged position to actually be teaching at the establishment that taught me so much. This is unbelievably exciting for me.”

During the week Mr Witcomb is a Science Instructor and afterschool Science Club Leader with Bright Sparks Science (BSS) where he delivers outreach programmes, face to face and online activities to support children from all backgrounds to reach their potential.

ADC, one of the oldest drama clubs in the country, has been providing drama classes for young people for over 35 years. Mr Witcomb will be running the drama classes every Saturday during term times, starting in January 2022.

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