Young Summer from Market Weighton dances her way to two scholarships

Celebrating...Summer Atkinson with Emma Bailey-Hague from Starbrite.
Celebrating...Summer Atkinson with Emma Bailey-Hague from Starbrite.

The future looks bright for a talented teenage dancer from Market Weighton who has been offered scholarships by two top theatre schools.

Summer Atkinson, 15, of Ash Grove, has been given the opportunity to attend Phil Winston’s Threateworks College this summer after being spotted during a dance workshop at the college. She will start the week’s scholarship next month.

The aspiring West End star has also been offered a scholarship at the Razzamataz Theatre School in York, which she will join in January next year.

Summer was offered the opportunity to become a student at the school after she took part in a talent competition in York and won her heat. She impressed the judges so much that one of them, from Razzamataz, offered her a scholarship.

Full story in next Thursday’s paper (27 June).