Dramatic LAMDA Exam Success
All the Junior 5 and Junior 6 children who took their London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations back in March have passed, with all pupils awarded either a Merit or a Distinction.
Just before the May half term, Drama teacher Nicki Wildey received some very exciting news. All the Junior 5 and Junior 6 children who took their LAMDA examinations had passed, with all pupils awarded either a Merit or a Distinction.
A delighted Mrs Wildey explained, “The children worked incredibly hard in the Lent term and fully deserve these results. I am really pleased for them. Although it was regrettable that the school was required to close before some Junior 5 and Junior 6 pupils had the chance to perform their pieces to the LAMDA examiner. Whilst the younger children will be re-entered for their exams next academic year, it is hoped that the remaining Junior 6 children will go on to re-enter and showcase their talents in their new secondary schools.”
Children from Junior 5 study Speaking Verse and Prose Grade 1 in their Drama lessons as part of the curriculum during the Lent Term. Junior 6 take Speaking Verse and Prose Grade 2.
The children have to prepare poems and prose to perform. They are judged on interpretation, technique and knowledge. They have to consider their diction, vocal expression, facial expression, tone and volume to communicate meaning and have to be able to discuss their understanding of the poems and prose with their examiner.
Continued Mrs Wildey, “What’s brilliant about the LAMDA exams is that they equip the children with communication skills which will serve them throughout life. They also promote an appreciation of literature and poetry, and help unlock their imagination and creative-thinking.”
Congratulations to Junior 5 and Junior 6, Crackley Hall School is very proud of you. These outstanding results are a reflection of your hard work both in and out of school – well done to you all!