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  • Primary Matters
Louise Holmes

Many children in Primary are eager to develop their performing art skills, and LAMDA offers a perfect avenue for them to do so. Founded in 1861, LAMDA stands as the oldest drama school in the UK, representing the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. It provides examinations in speech, drama, and musical theatre, spanning from Introductory levels to Grade 8. Through their involvement with LAMDA, children not only engage in the joy of performing arts but also cultivate essential life skills and talents that will serve them well into the future.

Enhancing Communication Skills

Through extra curricular speech and drama activities, children develop clarity in articulation, effective communication skills, and the ability to convey ideas persuasively. Learners engage in various exercises that enhance both verbal and non-verbal communication. From mastering the nuances of tone and pitch to understanding body language, LAMDA equips children with invaluable tools for effective interaction in a variety of social settings.

Nurturing Creativity and Imagination

LAMDA encourages children to unleash their creativity and imagination through improvisation, role-playing, and storytelling. These activities not only stimulate cognitive development but also nurture a love for literature and the performing arts.

Freedom of Expression

By exploring different characters, scenarios, and emotions, children learn to empathize and understand perspectives beyond their own. This fosters a sense of empathy and emotional intelligence essential for understanding relationships.

Diving into the World of Literature

This term LAMDA Learners will perform scenes from beloved tales such as Hansel and Gretel, 101 Dalmations and The Big Bad Wolf and the adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. They will tackle contemporary scenarios ranging from the jealousy of never being a bridesmaid, the anxiety of meeting a parent’s new partner or the frustration of having a birthday on Christmas Day. Poetry takes us from the dangers of the jungle to the power of the sea.

Building Resilience and Self-Discipline

LAMDA provides a platform for children to confront challenges and overcome obstacles. Whether it's memorizing lines for a performance or refining their acting skills, students learn the value of perseverance and resilience.

Looking Ahead to Presentations and Examinations

The next Lamda Showcase will be held on Wednesday 10th April at 6pm in the Performing Arts Building. Pupils will also have the opportunity to perform in the Primary assembly on Thursday 11th April. Finally, some pupils will put their skills to the test as they undertake their examinations via Zoom on the 13th and 14th of April. Successful candidates will be presented with a certificate showing a Pass, Merit or Distinction and an experience to be proud of.

LAMDA lessons are taught in blocks of 10 during the Autumn and Spring term. They are an extra curricular activity and each lesson lasts 30 minutes. Pupils can sign up for individual lessons or pair up with a friend and perform a duologue. If your child is interested in starting the LAMDA journey in September or you need any additional information, please contact us.

Louise Holmes
Primary EAL Teachers and LAMDA Primary Teacher

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