The students, in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, all scored Distinctions in their examinations for the London Academy of Music and the Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), a feat which the School had previously achieved in 2012, just months after becoming York’s only all girls’ school for under 11s.
LAMDA’s Head of Examinations, Guy Norris, said:
To pass a LAMDA examination is a significant achievement for any learner. For every candidate in a school to achieve a Distinction is a remarkable achievement. I congratulate all the learners at The Mount Junior School, their teachers and their supportive parents on a superb result.
Rachel Capper, the Head of The Mount Junior School, said:
The girls performed their pieces for parents and the Senior School during our annual drama showcase, called ‘I See A Voice’. They showed such confidence and ease in their performance that it was a joy to watch. I am so pleased for each of the girls that the examiner felt their work was of the highest quality. Creative arts help the girls gain valuable tools to communicate their thoughts and ideas and develop their imagination. Junior School girls have access to the same facilities and teaching resources as our Senior School, and these high standards help to nurture their own creativity.
Girls from J4 tell the story:
It was exciting to hear we all got Distinctions, because it was the best possible result the Junior School could ever have. – Rosie Morrison
When we found out we all had Distinctions, we started screaming and rolling around, we were so happy. We had to do a lot of work, though. – Romilly Hex
Working with Mrs Lavell was really fun, as was practicing with everyone else. – Emma Frandino
Every Monday before practice we would eat our food as quickly as we could. And after the exam, every week we would ask Mrs Lavell, ‘Did the results come?’ We were so excited to hear our final result. – Jocelyn Tucker