Trinity Laban's new Student Ambassadors were invited to the House of Lords by Trinity Laban's Chairman, Lord Lipsey. The Ambassadors were given a tour of the House by Lord Lipsey and watched a debate in the chamber. They also met with Trinity Laban colleagues to understand the current issues affecting conservatoires.
The Ambassadors in attendance were: Max De Lucia, Matthieu Esnult, Sammy Furnival, Gennie Joy, Harry Methley, Hayley Porter, Giles Rozier-Pamplin, Michael Underwood, Francesca Virgilio and Julia Weatherley.
Feedback from the Ambassadors who attended was overwhelmingly positive. Matthieu Esnult said:
"It was a real pleasure and a privilege to visit the House of Lords in company of Lord Lipsey."
Francesca Virgilio added:
"Lord Lipsey and Baroness Golding are lovely people. After the visit Lord Lipsey invited us for a chat; it was very useful and a pleasure talking with such an important person who really cares about Trinity Laban."
Zoe Moody said:
"It was a brilliant experience and really made me take an interest in politics, especially its relationship and effects on the arts sector. It made me realise just how importants the arts are, and that we really need to make sure people have the opportunities to pursue them. It was also lovely to be able to talk to Lord Lipsey as it allowed our thoughts to be heard, and enabled us to learn more about how Trinity Laban runs."
Trinity Laban's new Student Ambassador Scheme aims to train a team of enterprising students to represent the Conservatoire to alumni, patrons, press and prospective students. The chosen thirteen Student Ambassadors represent the full breadth of talent, age, nationality and art form studied across this diverse institution.