Congratulations to all pupils who passed their Lamda examinations this week. The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art began offering Speech & Drama examinations in the 1880’s seeking to improve standards in communication and foster an appreciation of literature. S. Anselm's pupils continue to enjoy a 100% pass rate with all candidates receiving a merit or distinction. Junior Forms learn poems & practise saying these with excellent diction & clear modulation. Senior forms study poetry and, from Grade two onwards, prose, in small groups. They are encouraged to look closely at the mood of their pieces and bring this across in examinations using facial & vocal play. All candidates look closely at interpretation, technique and knowledge and put these together to bring energy and understanding to the pieces they learn.
To enrol in Lamda or find out more about speaking of verse & prose graded examinations please email Mrs Hettie Beetham at firstname.lastname@example.org.