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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.
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It’s really fun to be able to get into character and perform in front of an audience on the stage.
I just wanted to thank you for creating a wonderful concert. [My son] had a great time. At the beginning of this year, I did not think he would ever get on the stage, and definitely not dressed up. But he did it and had a great time. His confidence has really grown over the past 12 months, he has gone from the boy
Every single teacher was awesome , thank you so much.