Ewart pupils head to youth theatre

Ben Moore and Kirsty McColm are heading for Scotland's Youth Theatre Summer Camp

Ben Moore and Kirsty McColm are heading for Scotland's Youth Theatre Summer Camp

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Congratulations go to Ben Moore and Kirsty McColm, S3 pupils at the Douglas-Ewart High School, as they have successfully gained places to attend the Scottish Youth Theatre ‘Summer Festival’.

This Festival takes students aged 12-15 years old from all over Scotland and offers them the opportunity to work with professional theatre practitioners for two weeks, with a view to performing in front of a live audience in a professional theatre. Kirsty has recently chopped off nine inches of her luscious locks to raise money to attend the course. She has donated her hair to ‘The Little Princess Trust’ who provide real-hair wigs for boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have sadly lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Both pupils are working hard to raise the money to pay for their respective courses and accommodation; any sponsorship or donations will be greatly appreciated.

Ben and Kirsty have been successful in obtaining an award from the ‘Ian Wardlaw Drama Trust’, but ironically are unable to attend the formal presentation from Scottish Actor, Brian Cox, as they are starring in the Douglas-Ewart High School adaptation of ‘Bugsy Malone’ which will take place on Monday, June 24, in the Douglas-Ewart High School Assembly Hall - doors open 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Tickets will be available at the door on the night or can be booked through the school office by telephoning 0167140 3773.