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Valuable Life Lessons from Roald Dahl!

With his stories of mischievous children, evil witches, wondrous adventures, and fantastic creates, Roald Dahl takes us all to a world of magic and amazement! Not only was Roald Dahl a short story writer, novelist, and one of Speak Up Studio’s most beloved authors, he was also a fighter pilot! What a guy! Dahl served in the British airforce during World War II before trying his hand

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Reading Makes You Smart!

  We are talking about reading and literature this month at Speak Up! Our Born to Perform students performed George’s Marvellous Medicine last week, we have a Roald Dahl Open Day coming up, and we are planning some fun in-school activities for book week 2018. When thinking about books and reading, this wonderful poem from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came to mind: So please, oh please, we beg,

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Winter Workshop Wrap Up!

We had a lovely time with all the students at our Winter workshops these holidays! Our friends who joined us for the Short and Sweet workshops had a blast crafting, learning drama skills, and dancing & singing to a range of fabulous songs! On Monday morning we started with a crafty and musical Descendants themed workshops. The students crafted their very own evil queen

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How Drama helped Zoe find confidence

Children who learn Speech and Drama benefit in many ways. One of the most important changes we witness is increased confidence. Improved confidence allows children to make friends more easily, interact with teachers well and flourish at school. In this video, one of our students, Zoe, reflects on her time as a Speak Up Kid and discusses “the biggest mistake of her life” – quitting

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Speak Up Studio’s 7th Birthday Music Video!

On Saturday 5th May, 2018 the Speak Up team and students celebrated seven years of confidence, communication and creativity! Not only was it our Birthday Party but it was also our first training day for our new Speak Up Leaders! In the morning Miss Maddie, Miss Cathy and the new Speak Up Leaders met at the studio to start to work on their leadership skills

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Why were Fairy Tales written for children?

Mermaids, dragons and fairies! Oh my! As children we listen to our parents (and Disney!) tell us tales of far off lands, princesses and princes, witches and magic spells; but did you know there are more to fairy tales than meets the eye? Fairy tales were originally told orally as folk lore, or folktales, to enforce a moral message to children. Little Red Riding

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Harnessing the Power of Imagination Through Drama

The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is that it’s always, always best To let them learn through fun and jest Or better still, to learn through play Imagining the day away. But something changes when we get old Our imaginations seem to grow mould We plan and stress and rush about And worry ’til our brains fall out

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Easter Workshop Wrap Up

Our Easter workshops were full of creativity, imagination and lots of smiles! Thanks to all the kids who came along, we hope you enjoyed the fun! Here is a snapshot of what we got up to! On Monday morning we got into the Easter spirt with our Easter Hat Parade workshop. Students constructed and decorated their own fancy Easter hats and showed them off during a

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The Magic of Performing

Performing gives children a chance to feel brave They can feel their most confident when standing on stage. Our Speak Up teachers know that a good way to grow Is to be given the chance to put on a show! This month we would like to share with you a video of a few of our students talking about the magic of performing! Each term

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Student Spotlight – Andrew

We’d like to introduce you to Andrew and tell his story (watch the video below): Once a boy called Andrew, Came along to class He didn’t like to try new things He doubted it would last. And there among the stories, He learned what he could do He found his voice, he found his tribe His confidence just grew. Andrew‘s Speak Up story began in 2015. When his mum first

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