Margaret Wilcox School of Speech and Drama students celebrate exam success | Knutsford Times

Margaret Wilcox School of Speech and Drama students celebrate exam success

By on September 12, 2017
The Margaret Wilcox School of Speech and Drama is celebrating excellent results in their LAMDA exams, with 25 students achieving a distinction and 21 earning themselves a merit.

Each summer term, most of the students attending the school take LAMDA exams in Acting, Verse and Prose or Reading for Performance. The exams are designed to challenge students,  enhancing skills such as confidence, communication and learning lines off by heart.

The 46 students, all aged between 4 and 18, took their exams at the Manchester centre back in July, and have been excitedly receiving their results during this first week of term.

This term they are working towards their Annual Drama Presentations before focusing on preparing for their next Grades towards the end of the spring term.

The above photo was taken of the group who attend the Monday 5-6pm class, all posing proudly with their certificates.

Established in 1972, the Margaret Wilcox School of Speech and Drama is renowned for celebrating individual personalities and having fun. Margaret herself retired 4 years ago, and since then Sam Marsden – who tipped us off to this story – has been running the school. Sam herself has worked for Margaret since she was 12 (with a break for university).

You can find out more about the school here: http://margaretwilcoxschool.uk/

More on LAMDA from their website:

LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. We have been offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years. In this time, our qualifications have helped hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment. Our ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

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