'I got into performing because I couldn't sit still or stay out of trouble in class. A few teachers encouraged me to get onto the stage for the school play. Without the encouragement of others I wouldn't be doing music or acting. At every stage I doubted myself, but having people's belief and support is what makes the difference. Arts Award is a crucial scheme to support and develop talent, and widen young people's horizons and raise their ambitions. I wish them best of luck.'