Ingrid’s four-day dance and theatre-themed day camp ended with a performance of Oliver Twist, in which Ingrid played the role of Bill Sikes (in an orange velveteen coat).

I am of course far from impartial in this question but in my eyes – and especially ears – Ingrid was among the very best of this cast of twenty-odd kids. She played her role with enthusiasm and feeling, and had a real presence on the stage. The group’s drama teacher shared my opinion and encouraged Ingrid to join a theatre class in autumn. Ingrid had already been thinking in the same direction.