There’s nothing Cedars Upper School make-up students enjoy more than a bit of blood and gore.
The newly-introduced Theatrical Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up course offers everything from what cosmetics to use for fashion photography to fantasy hair design.
But it’s the gut-wrenching creepy crawly horror stuff that really gets them engaged – and they’re currently having the ultimate work experience with Scream Park at Mead Open Farm.
Hairdresssing tutor Lauren Glowacki said: “It’s really exciting – all nine students were successful in winning places. It’s a massive achievement because Scream Park is a major player in the industry.”
Abbie Talbot, 17, from Dunstable said: “We had a trial run before it started with the head make-up artist. There was lots of blood and gore, cuts and bruises – the sort of thing that scares people.”
She’d spent an hour painting an anatomical design on her arm for a photo shoot, showing all the muscles and bones, and she’s keeping her fingers crossed the Scream Park team will see her potential.
Megan Gerlack, 18, of Drayton Parslow would like to go into films and TV when she completes the year-long diploma course, preferably “something like Harry Potter or Game of Thrones – that’s much more interesting and creative.” > The Howl from Scream Park is at Mead Open Farm from 6.30pm to 11pm until November 1. More info at www.meadopenfarm.co.uk/freaky-fortnight/