Lauren Micklewright and Emily Boardman

Level 3 Performing Arts students Emily Boardman and Lauren Micklewright are celebrating after gaining the highest possible grades of triple distinction star in their BTEC Extended Diplomas. Both have performed in leading roles within the College shows and are looking forward to pursuing careers within performing arts. Emily is set to study Performing Arts at EPA College in Mansfield and hopes to one day be working in the entertainment industry and Lauren is staying at Middlesbrough College to study Level 3 Music in order to fulfil her career ambition of becoming a Music teacher.

Emily said “I have loved performing since I was five years old and the Musical Theatre course at Middlesbrough College has only made me fall more in love with performing. One of my highlights was playing the lead role of Cinderella in the Christmas pantomime. My confidence has improved and so have my skills in singing, acting and dancing. I am nervous but so excited to be moving away from home and going to drama school, it’s a dream come true for me! My tutors have been amazing and helped me so much. They pushed me to do my best and really believed in me. They even helped me with my Grade 7 Classical Singing exam which I studied outside of College and helped me to achieve a distinction grade- something I never thought I would be able to achieve!”

Lauren said “I am excited to be staying at Middlesbrough College to study the Level 3 Music Practice course. I have always wanted to become a Music teacher and I know this course will help to improve my practical and theoretical skills in music. My tutors have been fantastic and have helped me with any problems I have had at College. The Performing Arts course has helped me to improve my skills and given me so much confidence- my personal highlight was playing the Fairy Godmother in the pantomime. I can’t wait to stay here next year and to keep improving, developing and growing!”

Previous school: Conyers School, Nunthorpe Academy