All of the students seem to be loving this term and we are looking forward to some great performances at upcoming assemblies and parent watching week!
Speak Up Speech and Drama classes provide a safe environment for students to challenge themselves without feeling embarrassed or afraid of making a mistake. Drama games and improvisation are fun activities that allow students to stand up and present themselves without the pressure and hype of a “performance.”
Learning to speak well is one of the first steps to improving confidence and communication skills – every Speak Up Speech and Drama class includes some vocal training as well as the opportunity for students to practice eye contact, concentration and listening skills.
Creating drama, inventing characters and telling stories are integral parts our classes. We incorporate a wide range of poetry and prose to engage and inspire students and regularly use arts and craft activities to create special props, costumes, or puppets, which the children use in performances.
For the second year running, Speak Up Studio is holding a Read-a-LOUD-athon in support of Hear and Say‘s LOUD Shirt Day held on 19 October 2018. Our aim is to raise additional money to help deaf and hearing impaired children learn to listen and speak. Hear and Say is a not-for-profit organisation with five centres around Queensland. Its aim is to enable children to attendLearn more
The fun and excitement of dressing up normally starts at a young age. A tiara transforms a little person into a princess, a tutu turns you into a ballerina, dad’s straw hat changes you into a farmer! Role play, make-believe and dress-ups allow children to develop imagination and build confidence through exploration of these new characters, but what happens as we get older? Those glasses weLearn more
Book week is a great time of year for children and parents to get creative together and celebrate their favourite characters with fun costumes. This year in Australia, Book Week is being held 18-24th August 2018 and most primary schools will hold a Book Week parade. There are a few things most parents will think about when helping their children decide on which characterLearn more
Dear Cathy and team, There have been many moments this term when all three of my children have presented me with evidence that the Speak Up Studio classes are really building their confidence and arming them with some wonderful skills. I won’t bore you with examples but just to offer one, I was amazed when watching my usually shy Hugh (6) stand up in
Thank you so much Maddie! Wishing you all the best and so much fun for the concert, thank you for making this a wonderful time for our kids.
Thank you! My son had a lovely time this past week. All your staff are caring and inclusive which is reassuring as a parent. My son has anxiety, joining group activities is always a challenge. Your staff didn’t judge him, they welcomed him with acceptance into an inclusive environment. He is looking forward to future sessions.