A TEENAGER who has been heavily involved with the theatre since the age of seven has been given the chance to study songwriting at two prestigious academies.

Millie Lake, 16, has been honing her craft with Theatretrain, an Isle of Wight performing arts school based in Ryde, for the past nine years.

She has received offers to study songwriting at both The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM).

Millie said: "I’m so excited to finally be able to solely study my passion and continue being lucky enough to chase my dream.

"Thank you to everyone at Theatretrain who has helped each step of the way. I can't wait to explore what the mainland has to offer me."

Isle of Wight County Press: Millie as Snow White in 2018Millie as Snow White in 2018

A spokesperson for Theatretrain said: "Millie, it seems like only yesterday that you were the little seven-year-old girl who started with us.

"Where did that time go? We are so so proud of you and can't wait to follow your journey."