A performing arts academy has launched in Earlsfield.

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts opened its doors on Saturday, May 19.

More than sixty children accompanied by family and friends turned up to the launch at Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane.

Eager children and teenagers from aged four to 18 were split into age groups and got the chance to sample classes such as Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television, while parents were able to watch children in action.

Carly Bond, principal of PQA Earlsfield said “I am so excited to see what the future brings and want to thank everyone for their support!”