Congratulations to all those Elocution/LAMDA students who were rewarded with a total of 108 Distinctions and 7 Merits in their exams this summer, with many students achieving marks over 90%. A special mention must go to three students who achieved maximum marks in their exams; Maxim D (Year 6) and Dev A (Year 6) for Acting and Alex B (Year 5) for Speaking Verse and Prose.

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is the oldest drama school in the UK. Studying elocution, voice production and taking LAMDA exams does not involve writing but teaching vitally important life skills such as public speaking, presentation technique, voice projection and clear diction. These skills are taught in a fun and exciting curriculum and through the creative disciplines of, for example, Verse and Prose speaking, Public Speaking, Acting and even Musical Theatre. These life skills are invaluable and build tremendous confidence, regardless of which career path a young person takes.