Performing arts students from a Lancaster theatre school achieve their lockdown goals
Pupils from Stagecoach Theatre School in Lancaster have been remotely celebrating an outstanding set of drama exam results from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).
Examiners from LAMDA attended an exam session at Stagecoach Lancaster on March 7, when over 80 students, aged 6 to 17, took exams in Acting or Communication, just two weeks before their Saturday theatre school classes were put on hold due to lockdown.
The school received a 100% pass rate with merits and distinctions achieved across the board and shared the results with students at home via email.
Bev Voortman, Principal of Stagecoach Lancaster, said: “It is strange not to be able to give the results to the students in person, but we wanted to share the good news with them and we have received such lovely messages and photos from them sharing their joy and sense of achievement with us.
"It is nice to be able to share some good news at, what is, a strange time for many young people.
"Our lockdown goal is to ensure each student maintains their passion and self-confidence and finds a creative outlet in this unusual situation.
" We have been working hard to keep in touch and support our students and their families during lockdown with lots of free videos, songs and dances from our own fantastic team of teachers, as well as free bitesize tutorials via the brand new website www.stagecoachathome.com.
"We are also sharing lots of upbeat messages from our team via email and our social media platforms. We can’t wait to be back together and present the LAMDA certificates in person when our classes can resume.”
Stagecoach Performing Arts is the UK’s largest network of extra-curricular performing arts schools for children. #
Stagecoach aims to make a difference in its students’ lives by teaching Creative Courage for Life®. Stagecoach Lancaster runs classes on Saturdays in dance, drama and singing at the University of Cumbria – Bowerham Road Campus, nurturing the talent of performers from age four to 18.
For more information about Stagecoach Lancaster, please visit their website or contact the local Principal.