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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...

One of our main areas of focus at Speak Up Studio is to ensure we create positive drama performances for our students. We want to show them how magica...

When Speak Up students, small and tall Got up on stage in the concert hall Their mums and dads looked on with pride. What a wonder! What a day! They c...

Does practice make perfect or does practice make progress? As we reflect on the year, we thought it would be lovely to share a video of some of our lo...

Have you ever wondered about the history of Halloween? Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, falls each year on 31st October. It is believed that the ...

With his stories of mischievous children, evil witches, wondrous adventures, and fantastic creatures, Roald Dahl takes us all to a world of magic and...

Creativity isn’t just colour and paint. Creativity is a way of looking at the world! At Speak Up, kids use their creativity and imaginations to ...

Here at Speak Up, our number one goal  Is to work with kids and play a lasting role By building in students a solid foundation In confidence, creativ...

There are a lot of activities on offer that promise to keep energetic boys busy over the school holidays. At Speak Up Studio we ensure there is someth...

Book week is a great time of year for children and parents to get creative together and celebrate their favourite characters with fun costumes. This y...

Register here to come to our Roald Dahl Open Day 2019. With his stories of mischievous children, evil witches, wondrous adventures, and fantastic cre...

We are talking about reading and literature this month at Speak Up! Our Born to Perform students performed George’s Marvellous Medicine last w...

Children who learn Speech and Drama benefit in many ways. One of the most important changes we witness is increased confidence. Improved confidence a...

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

 

Rebecca, mum