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Amersham pupils prepare for the Fringe
TALENTED performing arts students from the Amersham School are to take part in one of the world's most famous festivals next year.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival will welcome 20 pupils from the Stanley Hill school when it kicks off in August.
The students will be performing their successful play ‘Little Foot’, which received outstanding reviews when it was shown to the public at the Royal and Derngate theatre in Northampton.
Drama teacher Sam Mitchell said: "I am so proud of the pupils and what they have already achieved this year.
"This prospect of performing at next year’s festival is a massive achievement and a credit to the pupils. It recognises these young people’s hard work and dedication in making this play happen and also be successful."
The star performers, who are aged 13-18 years old, have already spent over a year rehearsing and performing the play, helping them achieve excellent drama A Level and GCSE results.
At the festival they will be performing every day and the school is currently trying to secure its own performance venue in Edinburgh. As part of the project, the pupils will be involved in a range of fundraising activities to help reduce the travel and accommodation costs during their stay.
Robert McKinnon, Vice Chair of the School Governors, said: "The Little Foot production was amazing to watch. It played on your emotions, it was very intense to watch and involved all of the audience.
"While watching it, I forgot that these actors were pupils of Amersham School, not professional actors. It is a real credit that they have decided to take the show to Edinburgh and due to the expense of travelling and staying at the festival, we will be running a range of fund raising activities over the year to help reduce the cost of this experience."