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Young Superstar

Young Superstar

Young superstar Shauna Hall has dedicated her life to the performing arts and worked hard to achieve her dreams.

She trains five days a week at the Laine Theatre Arts training college in London, and has won a plethora of medals and trophies.

Her Proud of Barnsley award stands proudly in her trophy cabinet.

She said: “My mum nominated me, but she didn’t tell me until I had made the shortlist. It was a brilliant evening and I was really surprised when I won my award. It was so lovely to be recognised and know that people appreciate what I’m doing.”

Shauna’s skills have seen her perform on Blue Peter, at the London Palladium and on tours around the UK with the National Youth Ballet and Northern Ballet.

“It’s something I’m passionate about and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. There has never been a day where I haven’t enjoyed going dancing.”

Last year, Shauna applied to four performing arts schools around London and was accepted to all four.

She chose Laine Theatre Arts and her family continue to fundraise to pay the £50,000 fees.

Don’t forget to nominate someone who you think is a Young Superstar using the form at the back of this booklet.

Our Young Superstar winner will have star quality and will be an inspiration to children and young people everywhere.

This award recognises the many achievements of children and young people in our borough, aiming to challenge stereotypes and highlight the young role models who positively influence their peers.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • Your nominee may have helped to save a life or shown or demonstrated tremendous courage.
  • They may have overcome a serious illness or helped care for a relative at home.
  • They may be involved in raising funds or awareness for a cause close to their hearts – it’s not just about the amount of money raised, it’s about determination and a passion for the cause.
  • We are also looking for nominees who have excelled in academia, the performing arts or sport.
  • The young person may have supported a green project or has demonstrated a keen awareness and need for sustainability and sensitivity in the way we impact on our environment.

Whatever your young superstar has done to blaze a trail for others to follow, we want to hear about it.