Crescent School Over The Moon With Outstanding LAMDA Results
“These are the best LAMDA results we have ever achieved and I am over the moon”, said a delighted Kim Thompson, Drama teacher at the Crescent School in Rugby.
It was an outstanding set of results - all 60 Crescent pupils who took the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations in March passed. 20 pupils achieved a merit and 40 achieved distinction. 15 children scored over 90 and one boy, Hugo Hinde from Class III was judged perfect with a phenomenal 100.
Children from Classes III – VI study for the examinations in their Drama lessons as part of the curriculum. Classes III and IV take the Introductory level, Stages 1 and 2 respectively while Classes V and VI take the Communications - Speaking Verse and Prose, Entry and Grade 1 examinations.
The children have to prepare poems to perform. They are judged on interpretation, technique and knowledge. They have to consider their diction, expression and movement and have to be able to discuss their choices of poems with their examiner.
Continued Mrs Thompson, “What’s brilliant about the LAMDA exams is that they equip the children with communication skills which will serve them throughout life. They not only promote an appreciation of literature and poetry, but also help unlock their imagination and creative-thinking.”
Congratulations to all of the children involved, the Crescent School is very proud of you. These results are a reflection of your hard work both in and out of school – all that rehearsing paid off.