A STUDENT has scooped a ‘Best Debut Performance Award’ at the BBC Audio Drama Awards this week.

George Kent, who is studying in the Sixth Form at St Mary’s, Menston, attended the BBC Audio Drama Awards at Broadcasting House in London and won the ‘Best Debut Performance Award’ for his role as Billy Casper in ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ on BBC Radio 4. A spokesperson for St Mary’s said they were delighted and added: “Many congratulations George!”

The BBC Audio Drama Awards – presented by the BBC together with the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in this genre.