Crackley's Pupils Achieve Outstanding LAMDA Results
All 79 Crackley Hall School pupils who took the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations in February have passed with the overwhelming majority, over 75%, achieving a distinction.
At Crackley Hall School, children in Year 5 and Year 6 study for the examinations in their Drama lessons as part of the school’s curriculum, with Year 5 studying Grade 1 Speaking Verse and Prose while Year 6 work towards Grade 2.
The children prepare two poems to perform. They are judged on interpretation, technique and knowledge. They have to consider their diction, expression and movement and be able to discuss the mood and meaning of their poems with the examiner.
Drama teacher, Nicki Wildey, explains, “What’s particularly 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 imagination and creative thinking. They add value to the children’s learning in many different ways. The children have done amazingly, I am delighted and very proud of them all.”
Congratulations to them all, these superb results are a reflection of pupils’ hard work both in and out of school – all their rehearsing clearly paid off.