AN aspiring young actress has it all ‘wrapped up’ after winning a top award.

Sarah Watt, from Wemyss Bay, has achieved the ‘Student of the Year’ award for her ‘first class effort and enthusiasm’ at the Glasgow based UK Theatre School (UKTS).

The 12-year-old, who attends the school’s Junior programme, said she was shocked to win.

She said: “This was a complete surprise and a great honour. 

“The tutors really help me to develop my performing arts skills and the classes are always great fun.”

Sarah, who lives in Wemyss Bay with parents Jackie and David, is about to start first year at St Columba’s in Gourock

She received her plaque and certificate at the UK Theatre School’s annual prize-giving ceremony which also recognised their Student of the Year in other age groups.

Lizanne Lambie Thomson, who is the theatre school’s principal, described Sarah as an ‘enthusiastic young talent’.

She added: “Our team has always believed Sarah possesses an amazingly focused commitment to her performing arts skills and works very hard on any project in which she’s involved.

“Her enthusiasm knows no limits and she is a deserving winner of the award.

“Our school focuses on helping develop the young students who show an interest in the performing arts. 

“Our team of experienced tutors help students like Sarah to focus on how best to fulfil their ambitions of becoming immersed in the performing arts world.

“We’re sure that Sarah will have an amazing future and we’ll be keeping a close watch on her progress. 

“The judging panel’s decision to give Sarah this award was unanimous.”

The UKTS is based in Glasgow’s West Regent Street and has around 700 students on its roll offers performing arts courses for students aged between four and 19.

The school has charity status, which allows it to also offer support for any underprivileged youngsters who show potential talent.