Information For Current Speak Up Families
 

We have lots to say about raising leaders, inclusive education and the power of the performing arts!

When you are growing up, it’s important to experience the magic of performing. If you had the privilege of this experience when you were younger...

On Thursday afternoons I teach two back-to-back philosopher classes. The first group has been in our philosophers program for only a term, let’s cal...

How to spark imaginative play and keep you and your child interested. Photograph: Fotofox Images When you’re a parent, you may find a time when you ...

Kids have some amazing brains in those heads of theirs and as a boring old grown up myself, I am easily envied by their natural ability to imagine fan...

If it’s time for your child to move up from one Speak Up level to the next, congratulations, your child has worked hard in their drama classes to de...

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. R...

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 cour...

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 fant...

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 i...

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...

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 sp...

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...

We have seen a variety of parenting styles here at Speak Up over the years. We see so many examples of truly outstanding parenting – parents who...

by Miss Cathy Clur “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ev...

Speak Up has been amazing for Hailey’s confidence and building her social and emotional skills.

 

Rebecca, mum