Student is top of class
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.