The Altrincham Creative Theatre School was helped considerably by a donation from the Lauriston Trust. The school specialises in teaching children and young people about all aspects of theatre. It is for 10 to 18-year-olds and puts on four productions every year.

On opening the school, Trust member Mike Prior said: “Our charitable Trust aims to promote the Arts primarily to young people in Trafford and Greater Manchester. We have always helped youth in Trafford and are delighted to sponsor this new, well organised and exciting school.”