COLLEGE students from the Class of 2020 are set to see their names in lights after securing promising futures in the performing arts.

Bosses at Bury College are currently celebrating their highest number of university offers and scholarships in the field to date.

While some of their departing students have earned scholarships to top theatre establishments, others have bagged the university place of their dreams.

Meg Hennessy has been awarded a place at SLP College on the Musical Theatre Diploma. Meg has been offered a 100 per cent scholarship which will help to support her throughout her studies.

She said: "I feel Bury College has fully equipped me with all the skills I need to progress onto my next chapter. The amazing faculty have helped me develop and become the performer I am today.

"The opportunities given to us on the course are second to none and I have enjoyed learning from professionals in the industry.”

Former Turton High pupil Jake Hill has accepted a place at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) and will also be undertaking a Musical Theatre Diploma.

He said, “I have absolutely loved my time at college and the memories I have had here will stay with me forever.

"I feel that the training I have received has given me so much confidence going forward with my life and I can’t thank the college enough for everything that they have done for me.”

Andy Tomlinson, the head of the college's performance school, added, “The achievement of these performers is thoroughly well deserved and is testament to the drive and determination they have displayed, along with their talent, during their time at Bury College, and to the expertise of the staff to get the best out of them and inspire them to achieve their potential.

"It is such a shame that in the current climate they were not able to go out with a bang with their final musical which would have been exceptional. We wish them all well.”