Burnley girls appear in CBBC TV show

Blessed Trinity actress Olivia Wright (13)
Blessed Trinity actress Olivia Wright (13)

Two Blessed Trinity RC College pupils have been acting up – on the popular CBBC programme “The 4 O’Clock Club”.

Lucy Naughton and Olivia Wright, both 13, secured background slots on the BAFTA-nominated British children’s television series.

Lucy, of Calderbrook Avenue, has attended the prestigious Carol Godby Theatre Workshop Drama School in Bury since February 2012.

“I started drama because I love acting,” said the former Christ the King School pupil.

“I did nine days of filming and now I am doing background work for Hank Zipzer on CBBC.”

The comedy–drama series features author and award-winning actor Henry Winkler who played The Fonz in cult sitcom Happy Days.

Olivia, of Manchester Road, Burnley, also attends the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop every Saturday and has also worked on the 4 O’Clock Club.

She said: “I started drama because it was something new, once I started it’s just really fun.”

Both are following in the footsteps of Blessed Trinity’s Nicki Shepherd (13) who was called back for a role in the 4 O’Clock Club after some background work.

Nicki, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is also signed up to Carol Godby’s school where the likes of Sam Aston (Chesney Brown in Coronation Street) and Lucien Laviscount (Jonah Kirby in Waterloo Road) also attended.

Headteacher Richard Varey said: “We have a large number of talented students at Blessed Trinity whether it’s in acting, dance, sport or a number of other subjects.

“We actively encourage them to pursue their interests both in and out of school. I look forward to seeing them on our television screens.”