Di­ploma helps star stu­dent in quest to teach

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A PER­FORM­ING arts stu­dent from Prest­bury has gained a pres­ti­gious sec­ond di­ploma in teach­ing speech and drama.

Michaela Red­head, 17, of Hey­bridge Lane, has passed her Di­ploma of the Lon­don Col­lege of Mu­sic (DipLCM) with fly­ing colours at 93 per cent.

This fol­lows her As­so­ciate of the Lon­don Col­lege of Mu­sic (ALCM) di­ploma in speech and drama per­for­mance, and six Grade Eight awards in drama and mu­sic.

The teenager, whose am­bi­tion is to work in per­for­mance psy­chol­ogy, help­ing ac­tors and mu­si­cians over­come stage fright, has at­tended Gil­lian Twigg’s Drama School at Teg­gsnose Farm, Macclesfield, since the age of five.

Hav­ing per­formed in drama fes­ti­vals, she now wishes to help oth­ers per­form to their full po­ten­tial.

She helps Gil­lian teach young stu­dents, who the school owner says have ‘gained enor­mously from her ex­pe­ri­ence and ded­i­ca­tion.’

Cur­rently sit­ting her A-lev­els at Withing­ton Girl’s School a year early, she has of­fers to read psy­chol­ogy at Durham and St An­drews uni­ver­si­ties next year.

Be­fore tak­ing more ex­ams in De­cem­ber, she will teach pi­ano and drama at Camp Amer­ica and re­ceive her gold Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award at St James Palace.

Gil­lian said: “Michaela has al­ways been an out­stand­ing and ded­i­cated stu­dent, as were her older sis­ter and brother. It has been an ab­so­lute joy to teach her for so many years.”

●● Michaela Red­head with her di­ploma in teach­ing speech and drama

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