Budding Potters Bar actress awarded grant for prestigious school

PUBLISHED: 14:17 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 20 April 2017

Potters Bar actress Violet Tucker. Photo credit: Craig Topham

Potters Bar actress Violet Tucker. Photo credit: Craig Topham

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A budding Potters Bar actress who starred in a West End musical is set to attend a prestigious acting school thanks to a charity’s grant.

Twelve-year-old Violet Tucker, of Thaynesfield, will receive the money from The Realising Dreams Foundation, which supports talented youngsters achieve their dreams.

The actress starred in the West End production of Matilda in 2014, and also secured roles in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.

The foundation has agreed to provide funds during the next two years to enable Violet to attend the Arts Educational Schools of London – which specialises in performing arts.

Violet, who is currently home educated while she is not touring, said: “I’m so honoured to have received this funding. It will change my future and means I can carry on training and performing which is my passion.

“Thank you to The Realising Dreams Foundation who have helped make this happen.”

Foundation chairman Ron Burges said: “Violet has star quality.

“While in her role as Matilda, she found herself able to inspire other young girls eager to learn about a life on the stage.

“Violet came from no formal background. She followed her dreams and was lucky enough to make them come true on the stage.

“Now she needs our help to take the next step in her career at a school that will give her a solid education alongside the right training in the performing arts.”

He added: “Our foundation was set up to find people just like Violet. Young people with a talent who desperately want to make a difference to their lives and the lives of others.

“Our applicants simply need someone else to believe in them and help them on their journey.

“We have no doubt that, at the Arts Educational Schools of London, Violet’s star will continue to shine brightly. We have no doubt her story and her journey will inspire others to follow their dreams.”

For more information about the foundation visit its website http://www.realisingdreams.co.uk/

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