Purbrook drama academy youngsters steal the show with their skills

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CHILDREN in the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy have been treading the boards to celebrate the end of the drama group’s year.

The youngsters performed shows, including a specially-written play Circus Capers at Crookhorn College, Purbrook, to showcase the skills they learned to an audience.

Students perfected their techniques through a self-development programme designed to increase their confidence, self-esteem, communicative ability and creative talents.

The end of year shows, on July 17, brought these skills together and demonstrated students’ vocal training, creative performance techniques, adaptability on stage and characterisation.

Afterwards principal of the academy Andrea Ward presented students with certificates and trophies to mark their achievements.

She said: ‘It is a delight to see the shows coming together and to observe the development of the children over their time with the academy.

‘Drama is a fantastic way for young people to express themselves in a creative environment.’