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The Stage/Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Scholarship winners

Clockwise from top left: Lacie Capon, Megan Oldfield, Taylor Jackson, Thomas Sadler, Jordan Mellors, Elyvia Palmer, Hannah Gray, Tyler Corbett, Guy Trundle and Charlotte Lacey Clockwise from top left: Lacie Capon, Megan Oldfield, Taylor Jackson, Thomas Sadler, Jordan Mellors, Elyvia Palmer, Hannah Gray, Tyler Corbett, Guy Trundle and Charlotte Lacey

Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts has offered 44 awards in The Stage Scholarships scheme for 2015. The winners from right across the UK will each receive the equivalent of a year’s free study, worth more than £45,000 in total.

Guy Trundle, 12, is a winner for PQA Bishop’s Stortford

Guy said: “It’s such an honour to be recognised for both my current ability and my future potential. The Pauline Quirke Academy is the perfect training ground for me.”

Elyvia Palmer, 14, is a winner for PQA Harlow

Elyvia said: “I am so happy to have gained a scholarship at PQA Harlow. PQA has given me so many new experiences, especially the Film and TV work. I have also appeared in panto and performed on a West End stage, which was my life ambition! I would like to say a huge thank you to the PQA team for believing in me. I won’t let them down.”

Thomas Sadler, 14, is a winner for PQA Bishop’s Stortford

Thomas said: “I have enjoyed every aspect of singing, drama, musical theatre, TV and film during my last two years at PQA. I love every minute of my time there and always look forward to my Saturdays, so I was absolutely thrilled and so excited to be given a scholarship for next year. The staff there have given me so much encouragement and confidence to pursue my dreams.”

Charlotte Lacey, 9, is a winner for PQA Scarborough

Charlotte said: “I feel so lucky to have won a scholarship with PQA. I was actually speechless. I enjoy singing, dancing and drama and I am very excited to start my classes. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.”

Tyler Corbett, 11, is a winner for PQA York

Tyler said: “I’m very excited about winning the scholarship. I’ve always wanted to be involved in acting and I cannot wait to get started.”

Megan Oldfield, 8, is a winner for PQA Milton Keynes

Megan said: “I like PQA, it is fun. I’ve made lots of new friends and learnt a lot of exciting stuff.”

Taylor Jackson, 10, is a winner for PQA Milton Keynes

Taylor added: “I am so happy to be able to continue at PQA. I have been here many years and I know my mum and dad are going through hard times, I love them and they support me.”

Jordan Mellors, 15, is a winner for PQA Harrogate

Jordan said: “When I opened the letter telling me I’d got the scholarship I was absolutely over the moon. I was very nervous on my first day but everyone made me feel very welcome and I already feel at home.”

Lacie-Mai Capon, 7, is a winner for PQA Wickford

Lacie-Mai said: “It’s so exciting, I love PQA. Everybody is so friendly and I can’t wait to go back.”

Hannah Gray, 11, is a winner for PQA Edinburgh

Hannah said: “PQA has made my Saturday mornings fun again. I used to just lay around in my PJs, but now I’m up singing and dancing!”

Claire Gray, Hannah’s mother, added: “PQA is a great place for kids to use their imagination and expand their creativity. I’m so proud of Hannah for receiving a scholarship.”

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