POETIC pupils of the Tom Stoppard Centre at Pocklington School are celebrating after excelling in their national exams.
Two groups of students took the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) exams in speech and drama last November and have now received their results, with merits and distinctions awarded across the board.
Tutor Chris Ramsden was delighted by the results which she said reflected the commitment the children had made.
She congratulated them all, saying; “Poetry is woven into the fabric of our lives and the language we speak, it is meant to be shared.
“The advantages of learning to speak with confidence and enjoyment in public are enormous and I love to hear from the pupils how they utilise their skills in school, university and beyond - and how keen they are to do so.
“They are acquiring a skill for life.”
To pass LAMDA’s ‘The Speaking of Verse and Prose’ exams , the youngsters had to learn a number of pieces by heart and explore different ways of presentating them.