The Exercise of Drama!
South Manchester Helen O'Grady

Barring a few minor glitches still to be ironed out SMHOG is up and running at our new office. Already we have had a number of contacts from people wishing to book paces at our Academy at one of the nine venues we have available. Our teachers are looking forward to the new term and and keen to get back into teaching what we consider to be the best curriculum based learning in the world. After all, Helen O’Grady has been around for over thirty years worldwide and over twenty years in the UK and Ireland. We strive to instil confidence and self-esteem in children using drama based activities such as mime, scripted work, ad libs, etc. All this is done in a safe and secure environment without their being any competition. Your child will improve at their own speed and will reach their own maximum potential.

LAMDA Classes

Freaky CreaturesLAMDA was founded in 1861 and is the oldest drama school in the UK offering examinations in speech and drama to the public for over 130 years. The process of preparing for and succeeding in LAMDA examination essentially helps learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life in developing a learner’s ability to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
  • improve confidence in speaking and listening
  • memorise and recall information
  • research and create persuasive formal presentations
  • create and defend arguments
  • engage in constructive informal conversation
  • work both on his/her own and participate as a member of a team

No matter what direction learners may choose to follow in the future, the LAMDA examinations provide the opportunity to nurture their natural abilities. These critical skills will enhance their self-confidence to engage and contribute fully, whether at school, in further education, in work, or in the community, that is, to fulfil their potential.Whilst all the examinations are rooted in encouraging participants to develop a love of literature, poetry and drama and thus improve standards of communication through the spoken word, the classes are and exercise of the body in themselves. They are active, challenging and thought provoking. A child will be moving, performing and engaging socially face to face with other persons and their peers. They will not be sat down in front of a screen, they will be active human beings enjoying the exercise of drama.

Attendance AwardUltimately, it is the sense of achievement that empowers the individual. To succeed in a LAMDA examination demonstrates not only that learners have met the rigorous assessment criteria in a particular discipline, but also that they have grown as individuals through participating in a worthwhile activity that is respected as a global standard.

If you are interested in our LAMDA classes then get in touch either through the online form on this page or by ringing 0161 749 8746. Alternatively we have an additional office number of 0161 929 9586 and a mobile of 07595 188484. Finally, you can message through the page or you can email to

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