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Crescent School Pupils Achieve Outstanding LAMDA Results

28 Mar

“These are the best LAMDA results we have ever achieved, such scores are unheard of, I am amazed and delighted”, said Kim Thompson, Drama teacher at the Crescent School in Rugby. 

It was an outstanding set of results - all 71 Crescent pupils who took the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations in March passed.  68 pupils achieved a distinction and five pupils were judged as perfect receiving a phenomenal 100 score.

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 – clearly all that rehearsing paid off.