Sydenham High students shine at Beckenham Festival 2017
Senior School and Junior School pupils reaped the rewards of their hard work in their LAMDA classes on Saturday 18 November, when they performed at the annual Beckenham Festival of Speech and Drama in the Westwood Theatre.
Highly experienced adjudicator and LAMDA examiner Marcia Carr was delighted to award 1st place and two Gold Medals to year 7 students Lyla Waller and Ava Wood for their entertaining portrayal of the Ugly Sisters in ‘The Glass Slipper’.
Year 7 pupils took part for the first time and each received marks well into the 80’s. Presenting their work with conviction and focus, the girls all received certificates. Lucy Johnson gave a powerful performance of the Wicked Queen, delighting the audience.
Carys Hibberd (year 10) faced her stage fright head on, gaining high praise from the adjudicator, along with 1st place, a Gold Medal and a trophy for her performance as Katerina from ‘The Storm’ by Alexander Ostrovsky.
Madeleine Gowers (year 12) impressed with a scene from ‘The Lower Depths’ by Maxim Gorky, gaining the Gold Medal and 1st place for Senior Acting.
“Giving your children this opportunity to speak and express themselves in this competition, you are giving them a precious gift, from which they will learn and grow.”