Incredible LAMDA success for Speech and Drama pupils
February 11, 2021

More incredible LAMDA success for Rydal Penrhos’ Speech and Drama pupils.

Rydal Penrhos offers a fantastic Performing Arts provision that gives both Prep and Senior pupils a chance to boost various skills outside of their normal classroom environment.

Traits such as self-confidence, speaking in front of a crowd, and expressing themselves are all key components they can take with them into later life. But those involved with the school’s Speech and Drama programme also get the chance to gain some additional qualifications along the way.

Pupils work hard throughout the academic year for examinations run by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Grade 8 is the most prestigious accolade that can be achieved and was recently achieved to 2020 leaver Amy Yue, who has since gone on to secure her place at Goldsmith’s in London to study the Dramatic Arts.

Preparation for the latest batch of LAMDA assessments was significantly hampered by the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, but pupils and staff tackled the changes and adapted superbly throughout the process, which brought around some truly outstanding results once again.

They all did amazing and I am so proud of them.” – Christina Bloomfield – Speech and Drama teacher.

Leading the way this time was another of Rydal Penrhos’ class of 2020 – Harry Hackman – who capped off a remarkable set of achievements by attaining a Distinction in his LAMDA Level 3 Certificate in Performance (Grade 8) – achieving a fantastic score of 87 as a result of his outstanding commitment.

Another notable achievement came from current Year 12 pupil Darcie Harker-Weston, who also secured a Distinction from her Grade 7 LAMDA assessment with an eye-catching final mark of 88.

Tristan Martin produced an exceptional performance in front of adjudicators during his Acting Grade 6 Bronze Medal (Solo) – which culminated in the pupil gaining a Distinction and an extraordinary 96 mark.

Emily Jones and Jack Yelland worked incredibly hard in the lead-up to their LAMDA Level 2 Award in Performance (Grade 5) under the expert guidance of Mrs Bloomfield, with both coming through their assessments with flying colours on their way to a Distinction and Merit respectively.

However, it wasn’t just individual performances that gained the plaudits from LAMDA assessors.

The talented quartet of Eve Durrans, Ada Vonbank, Ruby Merrick and Lily Davies shone in  their Grade 4 Group Performance examination, which brought another Distinction with a score of 86 for a set of pupils who have developed their skills considerably since arriving at Rydal Penrhos senior school from the Prep.

Rounding off the latest set of accolades were the duo of Ella Northcott and Tedi Holden, who combined for the Acting Grade 4 (Duo) assessment and sealed yet another Distinction for the Rydal Penrhos contingent with a final score of 90 apiece.

This set of results are nothing short of outstanding and yet another strong indicator of the high educational standards remaining at the school over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.