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Crescent School Pupils' LAMDA Results Are Outstanding Yet Again

18 Apr

All 90 Crescent pupils who took the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations in March have passed with the overwhelming majority, 84 pupils, achieving a distinction.

At Crescent School, children from Year 3-6 study for the examinations in their Drama lessons as part of the school’s curriculum. Years 3-4 take the Introductory level, Stages 1 and 2 respectively, while Years 5-6 study the Speaking Verse and Prose Entry Level, Grade 1 and 3 examinations.

At the higher level 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, Lizzie Bowdige, 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 so many different ways. I really am delighted with these results, and very proud of all the children.”

Congratulations to them all, these superb results are a reflection of their hard work both in and out of school – all that rehearsing clearly paid off.

Pictured are some of the highest scoring pupils with Miss Bowdige.