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Journey through the Hundred Acre Wood!

Speak Up Studio’s annual concert is held at the end of each year and all students are welcome and encouraged to participate in this amazing opportunity. The concert is a wonderful way for students to gain performance experience, and for families and friends to celebrate their development! Our concert this year will be held on Saturday 2nd December and we are excited to announce

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How To: Practice At Home!

To think that in 8 short weeks we will have covered so many things like multiple poems, tongue twisters, performing sections of scenes and having fun along the way!
Since we will be having a parent watching week, and other performance opportunities, we thought we’d put together some tips for home practice!

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Nonsense!

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” ~ Roald Dahl Nonsense poems and plays have been entertaining children and adults alike for years. The origin of nonsense poems can be traced back to as early as the 1700s, and have been produced by such fabulous authors as Lewis Carroll, Spike Milligan, Dr Seuss, Jake Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein and many

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Useless Product Advertisements!

This term in speech and drama, our Chatterboxes have been creating their very own advertisements for a few useless products! After seeing the range of fabulously ridiculous products and hearing the creatively brilliant sales pitches from our students we have chosen a few to share with everyone. Check them out …


Benefits of Performing 

Performing arts can be a profound and important part of children’s development

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Bullying. No Way!

Friday the 20th March 2015 marked the fifth National day against Bullying and Violence. This day, each year, The National Day Against Bullying provides students and teachers a focus to say no to bullying in their schools and wider community, and work together to make sure that this message is carried through the entire year. 

A big part of tackling bullying in schools is building confidence and appropriate communication skills with students. One of Speak Up Studio’s main focus with our students, and classes is to build confidence and self esteem.

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“George’s Marvellous Medicine” by Roald Dahl

While George’s parents are out and about for the day his horrid grandmother starts to boss him around and scare him. Telling him stories of witchcraft, and how she likes to eat bugs, Yuck! Once free of the evil grandmother, George mischievously decides to make a ‘magic medicine’ to replace his grandma’s real medicine. After collecting many household items, none of which should be consumed, he

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Early Childhood Development Classes for 2-3 year olds

Early Childhood Development Classes for 2-3 year olds words by Madeline Fairley As children develop from toddlerhood to childhood, they work through a range of important developmental milestones. These include social, emotional, physical and intellectual phases. They develop the need to work on fine-motor skills for movement and voice, each an important building block to ensure they have a good start to schooling, and

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The Power of Silly

by Cathy Clur The most common concern I hear from new Speak Up Studio parents is, “My child is full of confidence at home, but as soon as she is in front of people she doesn’t know, she becomes quiet and shy.” Parents hope that by participating in drama their child will learn to “let go”. I agree that drama is very good at

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