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 performingartsadministrator@sjcr.org.uk or contact me (Head of Drama) at melissa.bicknell@sjcr.org.uk.

Please enjoy the recordings below.

Prep pupils take on the F1 in Schools Challenge

15.01.2021

With our excellent track record in the F1 in Schools challenge in the Senior School, it was only a matter of time before we entered the Primary competition!...

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Carols by Candlelight 2020

16.12.2020

Our Juniors lit up the stage in their first ever virtual Carols by Candlelight production. Pupils used song and narration to tell the story of The Nativity and share the true meaning of Christmas...

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Tinsel and Tea Towels – A Christmas Nativity

15.12.2020

No Christmas celebrations are complete without a healthy dose of Tinsel and Tea Towels. Years 1 & 2 have performed this modern-twist on the traditional nativity and it truly is a treat!...

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Christmas Celebration 2020

15.12.2020

Welcome to our Christmas Celebration. We know that many of you enjoy joining us in College Hall for the Celebration and we are sorry that this has not been possible this academic year. We are so pleased that we have been able to plan and record our Christmas Celebration and that you are able to join us virtually....

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Swimming For All

11.12.2020

At St Joseph’s, no child ‘gets lost’ in the middle; all abilities are supported and nurtured equally. This can be seen throughout the College, whether in the classroom or in the swimming pool....

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