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Life After Orpheus

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Almost as soon as students arrive at Orpheus we are encouraging them to think about what they want to do when they leave and where they would like to live. Our job is to support them on this journey and make sure they know all the options that are available. We work closely with students through their transition from Orpheus and stay in touch.

 

Case Study: Jenny

Jenny

My name is Jenny. I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair. I live in my own flat with the support of three personal assistants who take it in turns to be with me. I am also a very determined person and my ambition is to become a well-known writer.

When I was at Orpheus I took part in weekly sessions of script-writing. I remember working with a group to write an episode of a soap opera which we completed and filmed within a week. Since leaving Orpheus I have continued to write, using a scribe, and have written three full length scripts. Two years ago I wrote two scenes about speed dating which were shown at the Embassy Theatre in London.

My time at Orpheus helped me realise that I could be a writer. I also learnt a lot of practical skills that have helped me to live independently, something I thought I would never be able to do.

 

Alumni Websites

Several of our alumni have now started their own enterprises. You can find out more by clicking the links below to visit their websites.

Jenny Musselle – Scriptwriting
Contemporary Stained Glass
Angus Morton – Singer