Pixie Lott and sister Charlie-Ann who run 'Pixie Lott's Italia Conti Associate School Chelmsford', along with their mum Beverley, visited Chelmsford to congratulate two students on their scholarship success.

Pixie presented the Elise De Boos and Mary Alcott a certificate to congratulate them both on their amazing achievement of being awarded a scholarship to start the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

Thousands of children auditioned and the two were picked to begin classes full-time from September 2018. Elise De Boos, 12 said: "I wouldn't have been able to achieve my dreams without the help and support of Pixie, Charlie, Beverley and all the staff at Pixie Lott's Italia Conti"

The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts is Britain's oldest performing arts training school which was founded in 1911. It is renowned throughout the world as a training centre of excellence.

Mary Alcott quoted "I'm over the moon to be offered this fantastic opportunity and would like to thank Pixie, Bev, Charlie-Ann and Miss Jo for their never-ending support"

Elise and Mary will be following in the footsteps of Pixie, who was awarded a scholarship to the main Italia Conti Academy in London at the age of 11 Pixie said: “I’m so proud of Elise and Mary for gaining their scholarships and all of their hard work so far. It’s such an exciting time for them and reminds me of when I was little at the start of my training.

“This is where the hard work really begins for them and I can’t wait to see them flourish. I love seeing their smiling faces beaming when they perform and their phenomenal talent.

“I love working with young performers/musicians here at our school and also on the Voice Kids airing this Summer on ITV. I adore being around all the energy, talent and excitement - it is really inspiring that we get to witness and work with the superstars of tomorrow.

Pixie's school runs every Saturday 9am to 5pm for three to 18-year-olds. The school offers exam classes in LCM Singing, ISTD Ballet, ISTD Tap, ISTD Modern, ISTD Jazz, ISTD Modern, ISTD Street and Solo Acting Lamda as well as classes in Musical Theatre, Acting and Acro.