DRAMA NEWS (LAMDA)
LAMDA lessons at St John’s play an integral role in the development of every pupil that partakes in the classes.
The classes are delivered by our wonderful Director of Drama, Mr Scott Jenkins who comes with a wealth of drama experience. As an actor, he has appeared in professional stage productions and featured acting roles on TV, such as The Bill, EastEnders and even Harry Potter! He is also a fully-fledged dance coach, and most importantly, has been teaching LAMDA for many years, including at Wellington College. His recent production of The Lion King jr at St John’s Beaumont School has been a huge success.
LAMDA lessons at St John’s are open for boys from Year 1 – 8 and can be individual one-to-one sessions or can be held in pairs, and we offer a range of the LAMDA pathways for pupils to take, including;
- Speaking in Public
- Speaking Verse and Prose
- Musical Theatre
No matter which direction your son may choose to follow in the future, LAMDA exams provide the opportunity to nurture natural abilities. Across the range, they develop a boy’s ability to:
- Read easily, fluently and with a good understanding
- Expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
- Improve confidence in speaking and listening
- Memorise and recall information
- Research and create persuasive formal presentations
- Create and defend arguments
- Engage in constructive informal conversation
- Work both alone and as a member of a team
These critical skills will enhance the learner’s self-confidence to engage and contribute fully, whether at school, in further education, in work, or in the community: in other words;
Empowering an individual to fulfil their potential.
LAMDA’s exams are designed to recognise and reward the endeavours of each individual. Learners are awarded an official LAMDA certificate and a medal, where relevant, as well as constructive feedback in a written report to help them advance to the next level. Success in one of these exams demonstrates that learners have grown as individuals by participating in a worthwhile activity that is respected as a global standard.
ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION
LAMDA is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England and the corresponding regulatory authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland (CCEA). Other recognitions are held internationally And LAMDA’s Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited examinations are also aligned with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
If your son is interested in taking these lessons, please contact Mr Jenkins here.