AN ACTING school with classes across North Yorkshire has been nominated for a national award and now needs public votes to help it win.

Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) is on the shortlist for a What’s On 4 Me Award.

The awards scheme, now in its eighth year, celebrates the best activities from throughout the UK - both for children and adults - as nominated and voted for by the UK public.

YAFTA, which runs professional screen acting classes at after school clubs in York, Selby, Tadcaster and Harrogate is nominated in the best skill or academic-based learning provider category.

A tutor from YAFTA, David Zezulka, is also nominated in the most inspirational coach, instructor or tutor (east) category.

Charlotte Armitage, from YAFTA, said: “We are so delighted to have been nominated. The team here at YAFTA have achieved a great amount in such a short space of time and we couldn’t be prouder to be nominated.”

The organisation specialises in teaching acting and professionalism skills to prepare students for a career in the film and television industry. Their students have cast for roles on national TV including Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Homeland.

People can vote by logging on to until October 1. The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 20.