TWO young drama students who won prizes for their acting skills at the Mid-Somerset Festival in Bath have landed further awards.

They are Megan Holloway, 17, from Trowbridge and a pupil at St Augustine's School in Trowbridge, and Anna Bagan, 12, from Frome and a pupil at Writhlington School at Radstock.

They won senior and junior section awards last Friday (October 12) after being selected to compete in the Young Actor of the Year competition after their winning performances in March.

They were asked to prepare a 10-minute repertoire based on a theme and then performed them at the Edge Theatre at the University of Bath.

Anna's theme was about parents and Megan's was about desire and they both performed them using three different acting styles.

The pair were both trained by Lou Cox and Freddie Underwood, who offer specialist acting classes at The Drama Centre at Westbury.

The Drama Centre works towards London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graded examinations with students in Trowbridge, Westbury, Devizes, Corsham and Warminster.

Miss Cox said: " I’m delighted that Anna won the junior section and Megan won the senior. Our students work on performance to take exams and learn the art of acting.

"It also helps with confidence and at the higher the levels you can gain UCAS points to add to university applications.

"Students also work on audition technique for drama schools and compete in acting festivals.

"LAMDA is readily available for children in private schools but Freddie and I want to make it accessible to everyone."