Drama students dress as heroes for Children in Need

Students and tutors from Ariel Drama Academy in Steyning dressed as their heroes
Students and tutors from Ariel Drama Academy in Steyning dressed as their heroes

PERSONAL heroes inspired students at Ariel Drama Academy in Steyning to raise money for Children in Need.

Students and tutors dressed up on Saturday as heroes from nurses to policemen and air hostesses to rock stars.

Competition was fierce for the prize for best costume and the winner was chosen as Maisie Peters, who went dressed as Charlie Chaplin.

Marisha Jenkins, principal at the Steyning academy, said: “The children did a fantastic job dressing up and it was great to get them thinking about who inspires them in everyday life and why.

“It’s a lovely thing to get children helping other children through Children in Need. Our students are always keen to participate.”

The idea was for the students to dress as someone who really inspired them and even Kermit the frog made an appearance.

Four other Ariel drama academies also took part, raising a total of £575.

The Steyning academy meets at Steyning Grammar School’s Shooting Field site on Saturday morning. There are two sessions, for those aged five to seven and those from seven to 19.