Prep Speech and Drama Showcase

Welcome to our Prep Speech and Drama (LAMDA) showcase.  Each term our pupils in Prep have the opportunity to present their work to an audience of staff and parents. This term, our showcase is virtual.

Pupils taking Speech and Drama in Year 2 and 3 typically start with the introductory stages which focuses on speech, confidence and presenting to an audience. Later they can choose a focus, so you will see in our Year 4-6 pupils a selection of recitals and performances. As it is early in the year, some pupils have just started on new pieces, some have just taken an exam, so you will see the full range of stages from those still on script to those recently off script and still developing the work and those with a fully complete piece of performance. We do this to allow all the pupils an opportunity to perform and a chance to build confidence in standing up in front of an audience.

We are very proud of our Speech and Drama programme and our wonderful Prep pupils. We currently have approximately 160 pupils from Year 2 – Year 13 taking speech and drama lessons and many take them from Prep all the way through to the medal stages when they are in Sixth Form. We are this year introducing LAMDA lessons to Year 1 as well. If you are interested in lessons for your son/daughter or would simply like to learn more, please contact our performing arts administrator on or contact me (Head of Drama) at

Please enjoy the recordings below.

Alumni enjoy reminiscing and reconnecting with old friends


St Joseph College's Alumni Day 2022 was a huge success with over 100 guests, some visiting for the first time since leaving St Joseph's several decades ago and reconnecting with old friends....

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Enrichment Week fun for all


St Joseph's College's Enrichment Week 2022 was non-stop with activities, trips and fun learning experiences for pupils across all age groups. ...

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A Midsummer Night’s (Goes Like a) Dream


St Joseph's College Reading's Year 5 - Year 8 pupils gave an enchanting performance of Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream....

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Record Breaking Bonanza at Sports Day


Sports Day was a brilliant event with pupils and staff coming together to support each other and compete for their House in a record breaking event....

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A trip to Buckingham Palace for Alumni


Former St Joseph's College pupils recently headed to Buckingham Palace to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards...

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