The Beckenham Festival of Speech and Drama 2019
The Beckenham Festival of Speech and Drama was held at the Westwood Theatre on Saturday 12 October. Prep and Senior Sydenham High School pupils performed at the competition alongside pupils from neighbouring schools. The visiting Adjudicator, Marcia Carr, who is Deputy Head of Examinations at LAMDA, was delighted with the high standard of work on display and the confident performances of LAMDA pupils! The delighted audience was treated to scenes from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Jane Eyre, Goodnight Mr Tom, Hansel and Gretel, as well as extracts from Shakespeare and a variety of poems.
FIRST PLACE – GOLD MEDALS – POETRY SPEAKING
SECOND PLACE -SILVER MEDALS – POETRY SPEAKING
FIRST PLACE – GOLD MEDAL AND TROPHY
Allegra Carver – SOLO ACTING
Maia Bonney and Isabelle Harris – DUO ACTING
(SENIOR SCHOOL) FIRST PLACE – GOLD MEDAL
Daisy Morrissey – SOLO ACTING
Many other pupils were competing for the first time, gaining valuable performance experience as well as a sense of pride in their involvement.
Stewards helping out on the day were Nyama Swaray, Ayla Goldsmith and Lucy Johnson, each an excellent ambassador for the school.
Well done everyone!
– Miss Borge, LAMDA Teacher/Coordinator and Festival Organiser