Princethorpe Celebrates LAMDA Examination Success

Many pupils at Princethorpe College take peripatetic lessons in the performing arts and for those who do, it is a labour of love. These committed individuals devote weekly additional time to the study of their chosen instrument or the dramatic arts. Their efforts are reflected in their progress through the grades and for twenty-four LAMDA (London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts) pupils, there was great cause for celebration as they received the results of their most recent examinations this week.

Undertaking examinations in a range of disciplines including: Mime, Reading for Performance, Acting, Verse and Prose and Public Speaking, candidates impressed the visiting examiner with the overall confidence they demonstrated from Grades 2 to 5. Twenty-two achieved a Distinction, seven with a score of 90 plus, and two, Anneliesa Douglas and Grace Isaacs, were judged as perfect, scoring 100.

LAMDA Co-ordinator, Mrs Mary MacDonald, was thoroughly delighted with the combined outcome of all the pupils’ efforts, “These results reflect the hard work that pupils put into learning and rehearsing their pieces. We had a tremendous twenty-two Distinctions (the highest mark awarded), a Merit and a Pass. In the process of preparing for these exams, learners have developed their understanding of both literature and drama and consequently I can see how much they have blossomed as individual, confident public performers.”

Distinctions were awarded to the following: Emily Andrews, Gracie Beau-Gibbons, Fern Boston, Natasha Carter, Ophelia Dibden, Anneliesa Douglas, Maisie Edge, Louis Harper, Zara Hendy, Abigail Hewson, Lucy Hurworth, Grace Isaacs, Elsie Kelley, Charlotte Lewington, Molly McGrory, Chloe O’Carroll-Bailey, Eva Ostler, Alfie Powell, Edith Reay, Scarlett Russell, Jamie Smith and James Walker.

A Merit was awarded to Grace Bartlett and a Pass was awarded to Ralph Ireland.

Congratulations to all of the pupils involved.