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Win a Chislehurst theatre-school scholarship thanks to hero Amber

PUBLISHED: 10:24 28 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:01 28 September 2012

Amber Jellett, 12, who won the Jack Petchey Award for organising a theatre trip.

Amber Jellett, 12, who won the Jack Petchey Award for organising a theatre trip.

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A young Bromley pupil with a passion for the arts has secured a theatre-school scholarship for one lucky youngster through her selfless work at school.

Amber Jellett, 12, scooped the Jack Petchey award for giving up her spare time to organise a trip to the West End to see the musical Wicked for the rest of the Year 7 pupils at The Ravensbourne School, where she is a student.

Her prize was a £200 pot of cash to be donated to a charity or organisation of her choice.

Amber chose All the Arts Theatre School in Chislehurst, where she takes classes. The money will support a scholarship for another student- and applications are now invited from any children who want to have a go at dance and drama.

“It was easy to choose All the Arts because I love drama, arts and singing,” said Amber. “I thought why not give the money to people I know and something I enjoy?

“I was really happy when I was told it was given to the scholarship because I thought that was a lovely idea. I know there are people not as fortunate as me and it’s great to give people the ability to do something I love.”

An aspiring West End star, Amber dreams of some day staring in The Wizard of Oz or donning her witch’s hat in Wicked.

The youngster’s hard work has not gone unnoticed by the All the Arts teacher Lucy Morgans, who described her Jack Petchey award as “truly amazing”.

The former Brookside actress will be part of the teaching team working with the recipient of the scholarship earned by Amber, which she claims will “benefit them enormously”.

She added: “Amber is a very special girl and we are all so proud of her. We really want to give somebody a chance who might not have been to a theatre school before. We aren’t necessarily looking for the most talented child- it’s more about enthusiasm and attitude.”

To find out more about the scholarship contact lucymorgans25@hotmail.com.

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