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St Hilary's School's Magnificent Seven Achieve 100% in their LAMDA Examinations

Published Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:03:17 PM

7 out of the 75 pupils who entered LAMDA examinations from St Hilary’s School achieved the top mark of 100%. The children aged between 7 and 11 years from the independent prep school in Godalming, recently took their LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations in the Speaking of Verse and Prose and have once again achieved some exceptional results. All of the 75 candidates entered passed their examinations with flying colours - three received a high Merit and the remaining 72 achieved a Distinction (80% or above) with 42 of those achieving a mark of 90% or above. The seven candidates (pictured) who achieved a magnificent 100% were Zara and Megan in Year 6, Naomi, Edie and Evie in Year 5 and Florence and Allie in Year 3. Mrs Jane Whittingham, Headmistress at St Hilary’s School comments “We are delighted with these fantastic LAMDA results which are testament to the hard work the children have put in to them. As a school, we value the performing arts as they increase the children's confidence and ability to express themselves, skills which are important in life, not just in drama. Congratulations to all the girls who participated.” Mrs Tara Bokota, Head of Speech and Drama at the school adds “In 25 years of teaching LAMDA, I have never known results like these. The examiners certainly seemed to have enjoyed the work of our talented girls and I am so proud of every single one of them. The examinations provide an early opportunity for the girls to begin to develop public speaking skills through learning and performing poetry and stories. It proved an enjoyable and valuable experience for each pupil, who received a full and personal report as well as a prestigious certificate. Many of the children are now looking forward to performing at the Godalming Music Festival."
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