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Naomi Ackie visits WSFG

Star Wars actress returns to give an interview here

Naomi Ackie, former student and actor known for her roles in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Macbeth, visited Walthamstow School for Girls on Friday 13th March for a project in collaboration with Digital Spy Magazine.

During her visit, Naomi took part in a photoshoot around the school grounds and filmed an interview with her former mathematics teacher, Mr Straker. Naomi then went on to join a Science class led by Ms Brunas, which explored several Star Wars related science experiments, before holding a Q&A with students in the class, which was also filmed for the project.

In addition to this, Naomi met several steel pan students and her former steel pan teacher Mr Murphy as she listened to them practice during lunch. Naomi also met two of her former teachers who are now retired and ended the day by speaking to current Headteacher, Meryl Davies and Deputy Headteacher, Sally Kennedy.

Meryl Davies, Headteacher at Walthamstow School for Girls said:

It was delightful to meet Naomi who came across as extremely genuine and excited about being back in her former school. She reminisced with her former drama teacher, Ms Cassford, as well as Mr Straker, her mathematics teacher. We are extremely proud to count Naomi amongst our alumni and wish her every success with her acting career”.

You can read the full interview here

and watch the video of it on Facebook or  Instagram

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