Girls draw on skills for university prize

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CREATIVITY was the key for two Scarborough teenagers after putting their talents on show to land university places.

Scarborough College students Eliza McMillan and Molly Coombs have both been awarded entries at Leeds College of Art after beating off competition from more than 750 fellow students for the opportunity.

The girls have gained entry to a Foundation Diploma course after impressing in their Visual Arts studies in the Filey Road school’s Sixth Form department and for their work in its International Baccalaureate programme.

The Leeds college is considered to be one of the most professional establishments outside London and received praise from the school’s headteacher Isobel Nixon for their hard work and dedication.

She added: “I am delighted that Eliza and Molly have achieved places at such an excellent institution.

“The girls are both talented and hard working and they have been superb role models in our sixth form and have made the most of the opportunities the International Baccalaureate offers them.”

The girls work will be exhibited alongside pieces from fellow students at the school on Friday, March 25, from 7pm.