SOPHIE WINS SCHOLARSHIP
Sophie Hamilton, a Year 11 student at The Petersfield School, has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. The main school site is in London with associate schools around the country, and Sophie will attend the Guildford school.
The 16 year-old applied to the Italia Conti last July to do a week’s work experience – the first student ever to do so. She was then asked to audition for a part time Professional Course which she follows on Thursdays and Fridays after school and all day on Saturdays.
Sophie auditioned for a three-year Performing Arts course with teacher training, including a two-year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and was awarded a scholarship against tough competition.
Sophie said, “I am really excited – everyone is very proud of what I have done. After the course my ambition is to perform in the West End, but it will be good to have a teaching qualification, too.”