Television by Roald Dahl

The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set — Or better still, just don’t install The idiotic thing at all. In almost every house we’ve been, We’ve watched them gaping at the screen. They loll and slop and lounge about, And stare until their eyes pop out. (Last week in

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How does drama help build confidence

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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Roald Dahl Open Day at Speak Up Studio

Speak Up Studio Open Day

Speak Up Studio is holding a splendiferous Roald Dahl Open Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for new families to come and find out about weekly Speech and Drama classes – to see if it is something that could be beneficial for your children, and something they will enjoy! Everyone is invited to join us for a gloriumptious afternoon of fun and excitement to

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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?

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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Benefits of Imagination

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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birthday parties

Birthday Celebration!

Speak Up Studio is turning 7! We are so excited to invite all of our current students to join us for an afternoon of fun and music. To celebrate this special day we will be holding a free workshop to film a music video, on Saturday 5th May from 2pm – 4pm at our Red Hill Studio!    Who: Special Invitation, open to all

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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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Magic of Performing

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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Making People Happy

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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