45 Loretto School pupils aged 10 - 18 are celebrating after achieving the
school’s best ever set of LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Pupils took examinations in Acting
combined & solo, Musical Theatre, Verse & Prose speaking, Reading for
Performance and Public Speaking at Grades 2 – 8. There were 34 Distinctions, 10
Merits and 1 Pass.
LAMDA is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1861, it quickly established itself as a centre of excellence in
performance training. LAMDA has provided theatre and the world of film and
television with generation upon generation of first-class actors and
expertly-trained stage managers across the world. LAMDA began offering
speech examinations to the public in the 1880s. Since then, these examinations
have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance
evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication. In addition to
being the UK’s largest statutory speech and drama awarding body, LAMDA
Examinations have a reputation for excellence across the globe.
Simon Lowe, Artistic Director at Loretto School, said, “I am delighted with
these results and do congratulate all the pupils on working so hard on their
technical skills in speech and drama in the same way as they would in music.”