Stu­dent is top of class

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A TEENAGER has be­come the youngest mem­ber of her school to achieve a top diploma for speech and drama.

Six­teen-year-old Michaela Red­head, of Hey­bridge Lane, Prest­bury, has achieved an As­so­ciate Diploma in Speech and Drama.

She is the youngest stu­dent at Gil­lian Twigg’s Drama School to achieve the award. She also gainied the high­est marks, get­ting 92 marks out of a pos­si­ble 100 for her per­for­mance.

Her drama teacher, Gil­lian Twigg, of Teg­gsnose Farm in Sut­ton, said: “In all the years I have been teach­ing, many stu­dents have achieved their ALCM Diplo­mas, but Mikki is the youngest stu­dent to gain this award with the high­est mark.

“She has al­ways been very dili­gent with ex­treme ded­i­ca­tion, and de­serves ev­ery suc­cess.”

To gain this award Michaela per­formed a drama from ‘A Doll’s House’ by Hen­rik Ib­sen, a pas­sage from ‘A Thou­sand Splen­did Suns’ by Khaled Hos­seini, a poem called ‘Love’ by George Her­bert, and wrote a 3,000 word es­say on Shake­speare’s por­trayal of women’s sta­tus in his plays.

She is now work­ing at Gil­lian Twigg’s Drama School to­wards her teach­ing diploma, as well as study­ing for her A lev­els, a year early at Withing­ton Girls School.

Michaela has achieved five Grade eight awards in Drama and Mu­sic and is a grow­ing singer song writer, who per­forms at venues in­clud­ing the Manch­ester Academy.

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