Lower primary girls at Oakleigh

Puppets in term 4

Our lower primary classes have spent some time this term designing and creating their very own puppets. Students have gone on to explore different voices for their puppets and how they can make their puppets project their voices!

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How to Make a Sock Puppet!

You will need Create the mouth Cut a slit into the toe of the sock to create space for the mouth Use the downloadable cardboard templates to trace and cut out the cardboard mouth Fold the cardboard mouth in half Apply glue to the edges of the cardboard Open the “mouth” of the sock Carefully glue the sock to the cardboard Use the felt template

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Speak Up Short: Excuses

Graceville State School students recently created this fabulous short film, based on the poem “Excuses” by Allan Ahlberg     Starring Oscar, Lee and Nick and Peter Director – Nick Co-producer – Connor Producer – Miss Ell-Leigh Editor – Miss Cathy


Speak Up Short: The Race

Speak Up Studio is proud to present our latest student work – The Race!


Graceville State School Fete!

Speak Up Studio student’s had a wonderful day at the Graceville State School fete this weekend. Miss Cathy and Miss Ell-Leigh were kept busy in our puppet workshop, where we worked with over 100 kids to make sock puppets! Here are some snaps from the day!    


Speak Up Short: Amanda

Here’s a new film from Speak Up Multi Media students at St Joseph’s Corinda! The film is based on a poem that we began work on in our Speech and Drama class, and decided to turn into a movie. A big congratulations to this little group on a very successful project!


Welcome Miss Ell-Leigh

Speak Up Studio is very pleased to welcome our new teacher Miss Ell-Leigh Ackerman to our teaching staff! Miss Ell-Leigh comes to us with a background in Speech and Drama, a degree in Theatre Studies and lots of experience facilitating workshops and drama classes. Read more about our team…   


Three New Venues for Term 3

We are pleased to announce that Speak Up Studio will be offering classes at THREE new venues in term 3! The lucky schools are Graceville State School – Monday afternoons, Karalee State School – Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and a community-based class at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Indooroopilly – Saturday mornings. Group Classes in Speech and Drama and Multi Media are a fantastic way

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Lifeline Bookfest

Speak Up Studio had a great time at Lifeline Bookfest this weekend! With children’s books priced between $0.50 and $2.50 we went a little crazy and came home with a great big STACK of new (old) books and resources for kids! It was Mark Twain who said, “a person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read” and at Speak Up

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Puppet Magic

This term, grade 2 student, Gabi has designed and created her very own puppet! Meet “Rosebud” the Pink Puppy Puppet! Gabi will continue to work with Rosebud as she practices speaking clearly and using her beautiful voice to tell stories. Working with puppets is a great way for students to develop vocally, and practice their conversation and storytelling skills.