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Where Are They Now? Tara, Jack & Lewis

where are they now blog post

I’m sure you’re all aware that we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Jigsaw Arts this year. It has been an exciting time to catch up with former students and see what they have been up to now that they’re all grown up! We have caught up with three of them to find out about their experience at Jigsaw when they were younger and to see how it has helped them on their journey into adulthood! Meet Tara, Jack and Lewis…

 

Where are they now: Tara Edwards-Jones

Which Jigsaw school did you attend?

Hendon

How long did you attend Jigsaw for?

9 Years

What are you doing now?

 I Just finished studying Performance at University and am now modelling and doing other bits alongside writing my book, whilst I save up to travel. Then I’ll see where the world takes me!

How did Jigsaw help you?

Jigsaw helped me improve my confidence and discover my love for the arts!

 

Where are they now: Jack Matthews

Which Jigsaw school did you attend?

I went to Jigsaw Wanstead/Ilford.

How long did you attend Jigsaw for?

I attended Jigsaw for 13 years

What are you doing now?

I am currently at university studying television & broadcasting trying to pursue a career in television, whether it be presenting, directing, producing or floor managing. I still act, dance and sing and have been in a couple shows since leaving Jigsaw 2 years ago.

How did Jigsaw help you?

Jigsaw helped me by giving me the opportunity to explore my talents and skills in acting, singing and dance. Also it helped me as a child to be open to making new friends and confident enough to communicate well with others. I struggled with being on time a lot for a good while and thanks to Nikki I now have good time keeping skills. Also Nikki and Andy taught me a great work ethic, making me understand that nothing comes easy and I’m going to have to work to the best of my ability to get what i want in life. (Thank you Jigsaw!).

 

Where are they now:  Lewis Meade

Which Jigsaw school did you attend?

Croydon

How long did you attend Jigsaw for?

7 years

What are you doing now?

 I’m currently working as a Production and Acquisitions Assistant at the Weinstein Company and about to study for an MA in Producing Film and Television at Royal Holloway in London.

How did Jigsaw help you?

 Jigsaw gave me the opportunity to develop my confidence and interpersonal skills. Through attending the Croydon school and the South London Youth Theatre I had the chance to further strengthen those skills I already possessed and improve those which were slightly weaker.  Jigsaw gave me a huge amount of confidence which has allowed me to pursue a career in theatre and film production.

Jigsaw Performing Arts is dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. We offer performing arts classes for children aged between 3 – 18. Find your nearest school by entering your postcode into the search on our home page