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The Stage/Razzamataz Scholarship winners 2018

The Stage Scholarship winners from Razzamataz Theatre Schools (clockwise from top left): Molly Neen, Scott Lynam, Lois Donaway, Madelaine Ainscough, Imogen Rogers, Maddie Cox, Zoe Jordan, Libby Evans, Sophie Ullyart and Rebecca Silverstone
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As part of The Stage Scholarships scheme, Razzamataz Theatre Schools has offered a total of 24 awards for 2018. Winners from all parts of the UK will each receive the equivalent of a year’s free study, worth more than £20,520 in total.

Molly Neen, 12, has been awarded a place at Razzamataz in West Cumbria. “I was shocked when my name was announced after our show. I had a nice warm buzzing feeling. I am really grateful for the scholarship from the fantastic Razz team. Being given this award, I feel a lot more confident in myself every time I perform and every week I attend Razz I always say: ‘To come with passion and leave with pride.’ ”

Scott Lynam, 14, has won a place at Razzamataz in Sutton Coldfield. “This opportunity means that I can spend time with kind, helpful mentors and friends so that I can succeed in following my dreams and moving into the performing arts. It will help and guide me to what I want to do and I wouldn’t choose anyone else to help me on this journey.”

At the Razzamataz Theatre School in Chester, Lois Donaway, 9, has been awarded a year’s scholarship. “I’m so happy and excited to have won The Stage Scholarship. Being from a small village there aren’t a lot of opportunities for musical theatre, so I’m so happy to receive this scholarship and improve my skills and make new friends.”

At Razzamataz Sheffield, the award was given to a grateful Madelaine Ainscough, 14. “When I was told of my receiving the award it felt unreal, I couldn’t believe it was me. I am so thankful to Razzamataz for giving me this incredible opportunity. Razzamataz has helped me so much personally with my confidence and social life. I have made so many amazing friends at Razz and I don’t know what I would do without all the support from them and the wonderful and talented staff as well.”

Having already been a student with Razzamataz Weymouth for a while, Imogen Rogers, 14, is thrilled for this further opportunity. “Having been part of the Razzamataz family for a while now, I have learned a lot about performing. I love learning new skills at Razzamataz and having fun with my friends because being on stage is where I feel
most confident.”

Maddie Cox, 14, is another Razzamataz fan. She has been awarded a scholarship in Mansfield. “I am very happy to have won The Stage Scholarship award for 2018. What an amazing opportunity this is for me to get a chance to be in the spotlight and have fun while doing it. It will give me great practice and experience for when I do auditions and may help me to get into performing arts college. I enjoy going to Razz every Wednesday and Saturday and seeing all my amazing friends and learning new skills that will help me in future.”

For Zoe Jordan, 12, winning a place at Razzamataz Nottingham has helped boost her confidence. “I was excited and surprised when I found out I had won The Stage Scholarship. Winning has given me more confidence in myself. I hope to learn new skills and develop those I already have. I’m looking forward to more performing opportunities with Razz in the future.”

Libby Evans, 8, who has won a place at Razzamataz Liverpool South, is of the same mind. “I am thrilled to have been chosen for a scholarship. I can’t believe it. Winning has given me so much confidence. I love Razzamataz. Thank you so much for the opportunity.”

At Razzamataz Theatre School in Carlisle, 15-year-old Sophie Ullyart has been awarded a scholarship too. “I’m overwhelmed with complete gratefulness. The support I have from my family and friends is unreal. This award shows that I’m capable of so much if I work for it and I will definitely keep striving to be the best I can be.”

Rebecca Silverstone, 10, is another regular at Razzamataz and can’t wait to get started again in the new term at Barnet. “Winning the scholarship means a lot to me because it makes me feel like I am a true Razzamataz student. I really enjoy Razzamataz as I love learning new things. It is a great pleasure to be part of it and I am looking forward to continuing for many more years.”

Other winners

Razzamataz Marlow
Amber Peach, age 13

Razzamataz Dumfries
Ciaran Marsh, age 15

Razzamataz Tonbridge
Danielle Hadaway, age 12

Razzamataz Durham
Libby Cole, age 10

Razzamataz Newcastle
Lexie Dunn, age 9

Razzamataz Derby
Georgie Clark, age 16

Razzamataz Medway
Eloise Kemlo, age 15

Razzamataz Maidstone
Erin O’Hara, age 8

Razzamataz Newbury
Poppy Bowness, age 17

Razzamataz Paisley
Liam Scobie, age 15

Razzamataz Glasgow North
Georgia Steel, age 8

Razzamataz York
Olivia Mae Endersby, age 9

Razzamataz Torbay
Poppy Fletcher, aged 8

Razzamataz Rickmansworth
Olivia Wigham, age 11

Click here for more information about Razzamataz Theatre Schools

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