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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.
by Amy de Putron Even before I started working at Speak Up, I knew about the Speech and Drama classes they held. In fact, my eldest attended lessons at his school when he was in prep. I signed him up as an outlet for all the dramatic energy he seemed to have in the classroom. Drama classes were a place where he could beLearn more
Does practice make perfect? Perfection is not what we should be aiming for. Rather we should try hard, practise, and aim to be the best we can be in the amount of time given. We see the most significant progress in the students who have been with us for a while. Great progress takes time. It doesn’t simply matter how good you are atLearn more
by Amy de Putron How much do you protect your child from seeing scary things? Parents all handle this differently. We should, of course, use our own judgement on how we protect our children. After all, all kids are different and we are the ones who know them best. My kids handle scary stuff differently. There is a small age gap but my eldestLearn more
Speak Up Studio’s staff are so friendly and welcoming and their sessions are such fun! My 6 and 8 year old children attend classes during the week and always love coming to their holiday workshops. The choice of holiday workshops are great and they have something for everyone. I couldn’t rate this place more highly!
I came along to the assembly performance today and thought the children did really well. Sophie really enjoyed it too and she was practising it with us over the weekend. I can tell by her smile that she is really happy and proud of herself which is great because she is normally incredibly shy in front of groups. Anyway, I just wanted to say
Congratulations to you and the Speak Up team on another fabulous concert. It was great to see all of the children be encouraged to focus on their abilities and perform. We received Zoe’s report card last week and it is very pleasing to see that her passion and commitment to Speech and Drama is flowing through to her school work! Zoe will be returning