RUDOLPH WALKER’S INTER-SCHOOL DRAMA AWARD (RWISDA)
The Rudolph Walker inter-School Drama Awards is one of the projects
of The Rudolph Walker Foundation. The Foundation exists to nurture
and develop the creative and technical skills and talents of young people
by providing them with equipment and facilities which will enable them to
produce and distribute audio visual programmes and other types of
digital content relating to their culture, history, music and the world in
which they live.
RWiSDA was first pioneered in the 1970’s with two schools from
Brixton by Rudolph Walker OBE.
Rudolph Walker OBE is a highly respected actor with over 40 years’
experience in theatre, films and television. He is currently acting in one
of Britain’s best loved soaps. Born on the multicultural Caribbean twin
islands of Trinidad & Tobago, the eldest of three and the only son of a
very strict mother increased Rudolph’s sensitivity and empathy towards
women bringing out a driving ambition to succeed, in the hope of
supporting his family. This meant shouldering the responsibilities of
manhood much earlier than most and instilled a strong sense of duty.