Information For Current Speak Up Families

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Who said practice makes perfect? If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practise? 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...

How much do you protect your child from seeing scary things? Parents all have different approaches if their child is scared easily. We should, of course, use our own judgement on how we protect our children. After all, all kids are different and their parents...

Our Speak Up kids have made a great video to show you our Speech and Drama warm up they will be practising for the end of year concert. This is a fantastic warm up to do as it moves through each important part of our...

by Miss 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...

Our Speech and Drama teachers are all bookworms and take inspiration for their classes from a huge variety of children’s books they love. Books that inspire our teachers have wonderful characters, magical storylines and positive messages. We asked the staff at Speak Up, what books...

Are you wondering how to help your child overcome fear and anxiety about show and tell or school oral presentations? Here are three tips for public speaking from our studio director, Miss Cathy. 1. Acknowledge your child’s fears and worries. Don’t minimise them.  Public speaking is...

Trust is one of the most important building blocks in a drama classroom, or any classroom for that matter. Trust works in mysterious ways, but we very much love the way Brene Brown describes it in her book Dare To Lead. Brene uses the analogy of a...