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In The Press:August 26th 2010

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A popular drama studio is celebrating after receiving a £24,000 cash injection.

Middleton Popstars were handed the cash by the BBC Children in Need appeal to help fund expert lessons for students.

It comes after the studio was targeted by callous thieves who stole thousands of pounds worth of electrical equipment and priceless videos of past performances earlier in the year.

Academy principle Anne Marshall said: "This is great news and it means that the youngsters we look after can get the same opportunities for expert tuition that have previously been out of reach for us."

The cash, which will be handed to Popstars over the next three years, will be used to bring in expert vocal and performance coaches to teach pupils.

Anne added the cash would enable students to reach the next level in their performances.

She said: "Having this expert tuition is increasingly becoming essential for youngsters who want to go on to become professional performers and the cash means we will now be able to provide it.

"It’s fantastic that Children in Need have recognised the work we do and we cannot thank them enough for backing us."

It comes after the Academy brought in dance coach to the stars Tim Noble last month to school youngsters in the finer arts of choreography.

Following its cash boost the Academy is now on the hunt for boys to join the Academy to take part in their latest production, Grease 2.

Students are currently working hard to put an all-singing, all-dancing production of the popular movie sequel together, but they are in the need of males aged 13 and above to join the cast.

Anne added: "Anyone is welcome to come along and get involved. We're hoping to do photo shoots with motorbikes and to dress the cast in leather jackets."