EXCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS AT TOP NORTH WEST THEATRE SCHOOL
West’s leading school of performing arts, Scream Theatre Schools, is
offering young people in the region a unique opportunity to apply
for 2 exclusive scholarships. The school, which has close
links with leading entertainment organizations including the Disney
Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC and ITV, is on the lookout for the next
big star and is urging young performers aged 8 to16 to get in touch.
Scream Theatre Schools, based in Blackpool, has been cultivating
talent since 1998 and previous successes include Kelsey-Beth
Crossley from Emmerdale, Brad Kavanagh from the Disney Channel and
Jessica Bell, star of St Trinian’s 2 - The Legend of Fritton's Gold
and the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster, Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
The exclusive scholarships will provide budding young performers
with the opportunity to train with industry professionals in the
disciplines of drama, dance and singing at the school’s Triple
Threat Academy. The scholarship will also include representation
from the region’s biggest kids agency, Scream Management, which is
based in Manchester’s MediaCityUK.
Sessions take place every week during school term times, with the
full scholarship covering course fees for one academic year and the
half scholarship covering a percentage of the fees.
Helen Stannard, principal at Scream Theatre Schools, commented:-
“We are delighted to be in a position to offer two scholarships
and expect competition to be extremely fierce. We are on the lookout
for the next big thing and there are many opportunities in the North
West for the right talent to make a successful career with us.
These scholarships offer the chance to become part of the Scream
family and join one of the most successful theatre schools and
casting agencies for children and young people. We are looking for
someone with outstanding ability and potential who is committed to
making it big in the performing arts industry and we can’t wait to
discover what young people from Southport have got in store for us.”
Anyone who thinks they have got what it takes should submit a
personal statement in no more than 300 words why they think they
would be an ideal Scream Scholar and how they would benefit from a
scholarship. Applicants should include information on achievements,
aspirations, experiences and passion for any particular area of the
Successful applicants will be invited to an audition process on
Saturday, 9 October 2010, where they will get the chance to show off their
performance skills to an independent judging panel, which will
include industry professionals from Television, film and Theatre.
The deadline for entries is Friday, 1 October 2010 and applications
should be submitted by
or by post to Helen Stannard, Principal, Scream Theatre Schools, 11
Wareham Road, Blackpool, FY3 7XG.
To find out more about Scream Theatre Schools please call:- 01253 309
060 or visit:-
NSPCC mean business as they call for Southport companies to rise to
the £1600 Network Challenge
across Southport are being challenged to raise £1,600 to recruit and
train more counsellors for ChildLine North West. Open to all
local businesses across the region, the 1600 Network Challenge
involves local companies committing to raise £1,600 within six
months to help support the NSPCC’s work in training ChildLine
The NSPCC will provide help and support to companies looking to take
up the 1600 Network Challenge and will work in partnership with
local Southport companies to develop CSR activity through employee
engagement, community activity and developing environmental impact.
ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC and it costs £1,600 to
recruit and train a volunteer ChildLine counsellor who in their
first year will be able to help up to 200 children thorough their
worries and distress.
By working with the NSPCC local businesses can help make a valuable
contribution towards changing a vulnerable child’s life. There are
many ways to get involved, including employee fundraising, recycling
used printer cartridges and old mobile phones, setting up a payroll
giving scheme or offering a gift in kind. Alternatively local
business leaders can set up a business board to inspire others to
raise money to help end cruelty to children.
Amanda Gilmour, NSPCC corporate fundraising manager said:-
“With the help of public and corporate support, ChildLine is already
there for thousands of children and young people, but we need to
keep developing our services to reach even more young people and
help them access the support they so desperately need. We are challenging businesses to sign up to our new 1600
Network Challenge to help us protect even more vulnerable children.
We know companies find working with us extremely rewarding and I am
always amazed by some of the fun, creative activities companies
undertake to support us!
By working together with the local business community we can make a
big difference to local children in the North West and help ensure
no child’s cry for help goes unheard. Get involved today and help
make a difference."
To find out more on how your business can take part in the 1600
Network Challenge please contact Amanda Gilmour, NSPCC corporate
fundraising manager on 0161 628 1209 or by
Southport Access For Everyone
meeting of the Southport Access For Everyone forum will be held at
the Community Room of the Southport Fire Station at the corner of
Manchester Road and Lord Street, on Thursday 23 September 2010 at
7.00 pm. People who experience
access problems to the town's facilities because of a disability are
welcome to attend and discuss their problems. The premises are
fully accessible for wheelchair users. Enquiries:- 01704 567046 or