Two students from Bedford Modern School (BMS) have been chosen to join the prestigious National Youth Theatre.
Amelia Hamer, aged 17, and 16-year-old Emily Carter have been picked from 5,000 hopefuls to join the world-leading youth arts organisation following auditioning in February for just 500 available places.
The National Youth Theatre has produced famous actors such as Daniel Craig, Helen Mirren, former BMS student Jeremy Irvine, Orlando Bloom and Colin Firth.
Amelia and Emily both performed in this year’s school production of Little Shop of Horrors, with Emily taking the lead role of Audrey.
The pair also played mother and daughter in the BMS sixth form theatre company’s production of The Revenger’s Tragedy last year.
Amelia said: “When I found out I had won a place I was in complete shock.”
Amelia has secured a place to study at Oxford School of Drama and Emily also hopes to pursue a career in theatre.