In June 2019 72 BISA primary and secondary students took part in a variety of LAMDA exams, which included Public Speaking, the Speaking of Verse and Prose and Acting. These exams all help to develop communication skills, which are invaluable in today’s global world.
In the primary school, 100% passed with merit with 92% gaining a distinction. Fabulous! We have taught LAMDA for a number of years across the school, and our teachers are experienced with a real passion for the programme. Our students consistently get great marks but we prefer to place emphasis on the process rather than just the result. We never pressure our students to the point where drama, presentation and public speaking stops being enjoyable and enriching.
Our warmest congratulations go to these students who achieved a 100% pass rate. As you can imagine, it takes a team of teachers to support students in their preparation and thanks go to Dalinda Juma and Linda Shamalla in Primary whilst Elvinah Obuya, Janelle Doria, Emma Morton and Miranda Rashid were instrumental in Secondary.
LAMDA certificates will be handed out in assembly for Secondary students on the 6th September 08:00 on the amphitheatre and for Primary students at 2.45pm. Parents are welcome to attend.
We had sixteen bronze medal students (grade 6), three silver medalists (grade 7) and seven gold medalists (grade 8). Grade 6 and above qualifications count for university entrance in the UK, in some instances, and are considered favourably by all universities and future employers. Special mention goes to Derick Lawuo 95% and Marion Mtei 92% in the gold medal category and Vaidehi Soni with 97% in the bronze medal category.
The categories will be analysed separately:
Public Speaking 24 students:
Speaking of Verse and Prose 32 students
Acting 16 students