Further to our recent news item about the achievement of many of our International students, there was added cause for celebration with further LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) exam success this week with many more of our students achieving Distinctions and Merits.
The exams were in Public Speaking; the Speaking of Verse and Prose; Acting; Mime and Devising Drama.
Of particular note are Year 13s Elizabeth Baker and Claire Rhodes, and Year 11s Isabella Brooks and Constance Williams, who all achieved Distinctions in their Grade 8 (Gold Medal) exams, whilst Year 11s Robert Stirzaker gained a Distinction in his Grade 7 (Silver Medal).
In addition, three of our Prep school pupils took their Grade 2 exam, with Chloe Hall and Evie Ford achieving Distinctions and Anna Jefferies achieving Merit.
Headmaster, Mr Phillip Stapleton, was delighted with these results. “We had a record breaking number of students taking their LAMDA exams this year and the students should be extremely proud of their success. Drama continues to go from strength to strength at West Buckland and is so important in building confidence in young people. Many thanks should go to our dedicated drama teachers who have worked so hard with the students.”