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Don’t knock stage schools – they promote a valuable work ethic

Stage schools are often unfairly stereotyped by the media and teaching unions as places where the spoiled brats of pushy parents receive an inadequate education.

In truth, the opposite applies. As every pro knows, theatre is a very tight discipline and training in it – whether full or part-time and irrespective of age – requires hard work, stamina, dedication and …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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