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Thanet drama school teacher wins a prestigious Olivier Award for tireless work inspiring youngsters

PUBLISHED: 09:23 13 April 2017

Olivier Award for Thanet school's Stuart Clements

Olivier Award for Thanet school's Stuart Clements

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He attended this week’s glitzy star-studded bash - dominated by the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - in London’s Royal Albert Hall

A school teacher from Thanet has won a prestigious Olivier Award - one of the theatre world’s Oscars.

Drama teacher Stuart Clements, who works at Ramsgate’s Laleham Gap, won one of the event’s new ‘unsung heroes’ award as part of its ‘Be Inspired’ section.

They aim to recognise those who inspire others to perform.

Mr Clements role sees him act as drama teacher at the specialist school for children with autism, speech, language and communication difficulties.

He has used theatre to improve the confidence of countless children and worked there for 18 years.

Speaking after the glitzy event in London’s Royal Albert Hall this week, Mr Clements said: “I was truly shocked. I’m just doing my job.

“It was a truly amazing experience, something I’ll never forget and a real honour. “

Headteacher at Laleham, Les Milton, said: “I know how dedicated the teachers are here at Laleham and the great job they do here day in day out because I see it. It is lovely to see Stuart getting the recognition he deserves.”

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