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Student talent shines at youth awards

Published on 11/03/19

Two East Point Academy students have been praised for their work in dance and design as they picked up the top prizes at a youth awards ceremony.

Megan Swann, Year 11, and Tori Buckenham in Year 10 competed against students from schools across Lowestoft at the annual Michael Marriott Rotary Youth Awards, organised by the Lowestoft Rotary Club.

Megan won the Design award with her project to make a dress for her friend who has a disability, including a visit to the New Designers Exhibition in London to get ideas for materials and styles.

Organiser Malcolm Berridge said: “The quality of work you produced for this project is up to professional standards and is among the best seen over these 13 years.”

Tori came first in the Dance category – the third year in a row that an East Point student has won this award.

Competitors had to give interviews and presentations to a panel of Rotary Club members to show their passion for their chosen field.

The winners received their certificates and a £100 prize at an evening ceremony on Wednesday, March 6.

East Point drama teacher Victoria Mills, who co-ordinated the school’s entries, said: “The number of entries for this year’s competition was the highest ever, so we are very proud to have the talent at East Point Academy recognised.”