Hamish Ross, 16, from Kettering, Northamptonshire has won The Stage Scholarship to Stella Mann College of Performing Arts and will be attending the school’s three-year diploma in performing arts. He said: “When I got the phone call from the school, I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked and happy all at the same time. I’ve worked so hard over the past three years with my dancing, and it is such a privilege to be given this opportunity to train with so many talented teachers and fellow students.
“I’m looking forward to putting 100% effort into all my classes. My mum and dad, who have always worked so hard to do their best for me, would never have been able to fund this, so I will not be taking the scholarship for granted. I can’t wait to start my first year at Stella Mann, and would like to thank the principal and teachers plus The Stage for giving me this fantastic opportunity.”