Show talent to win £1,000 drama school scholarship
NATIONAL drama school, Stagecoach is teaming up with the Frome Standard to offer one lucky local child the chance to win a year-long scholarship worth £1,000.
Two lucky runners up will receive a half scholarship for a term.
According to the school, this is the perfect opportunity for children in the area if they are aged six to 18.
The school, based in Trowbridge, opened in May 2009 and has more than 130 students who train in performing arts every Saturday.
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It has received many accolades, including Newcomer of the Year award; an "outstanding" on every independent inspection; and students have performed in the West End, at the Royal Albert Hall and at the National Indoor Arena.
Principal Frederica Underwood is very excited about the competition.
She said: "We are looking to meet the talented youth in the area, and give one special child a very exciting opportunity."
The competition will take the form of 40-minute classes in singing, dancing and acting between 10am to noon on Saturday, December 7. It will be run by Frederica and her team of professional teachers, who are all experienced actors, singers and choreographers.
Parents are asked to drop children off in suitable clothing and with a drink, then return at noon to collect their child.
Mrs Underwood said: "The children don't need any experience in the performing arts to attend the competition; all we want to see on the day is lots of enthusiasm. The morning will be great fun.
"The arts are often overlooked in the everyday curriculum, as more and more emphasis is placed on subjects like maths.
"The performing arts do not just train students in skills such as musical theatre, but provide children with life skills so important to their development. They will develop skills such as confidence, communication skills and self-awareness."
The competition will take the form of a workshop on Saturday, December 7, and will be held at The Spectrum, The Clarendon College, Frome Road, Trowbridge.
To enter the competition, fill in the application form, printed right, and send it to Stagecoach Trowbridge, 4 Brakspear Drive, Corsham SN13 9NE. The deadline for applications is Monday, December 2.
All entrants will be contacted by letter, and the winners will be telephoned a few days after the day. The judges' decision is final. The winner may also be required to take part in press pictures.
For more information, call Frederica on 0844 335 1705.