1. Schools are under more pressure than ever to deliver academic results With Naplan and increased standardised testing, schools and teachers are under pressure to deliver academic results. Unfortunately, this often impacts the way schools approach the curriculum, and subjects like drama, music and art sometimes receive less attention. We meet students who are struggling because so much focus is put on their academic achievement rather than other important things like
The fun and excitement of dressing up normally starts at a young age. A tiara transforms you into a princess, a tutu turns you into a ballerina, dad’s straw hat changes you into a farmer! Role play, make-believe and dress-ups allow children to develop imagination and build confidence through exploration of these new characters, but what happens as we get older? Those glasses we wear
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
Dr Seuss has taught us many things, and today we would like to share a few of our favourite Seuss life lessons!
Speak Up Studio’s annual concert is held at the end of each year and all students are welcome and encouraged to participate in this amazing opportunity. The concert is a wonderful way for students to gain performance experience, and for families and friends to celebrate their development! Our concert this year will be held on Saturday 2nd December and we are excited to announce
To think that in 8 short weeks we will have covered so many things like multiple poems, tongue twisters, performing sections of scenes and having fun along the way!
Since we will be having a parent watching week, and other performance opportunities, we thought we’d put together some tips for home practice!
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” ~ Roald Dahl Nonsense poems and plays have been entertaining children and adults alike for years. The origin of nonsense poems can be traced back to as early as the 1700s, and have been produced by such fabulous authors as Lewis Carroll, Spike Milligan, Dr Seuss, Jake Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein and many
This term in speech and drama, our Chatterboxes have been creating their very own advertisements for a few useless products! After seeing the range of fabulously ridiculous products and hearing the creatively brilliant sales pitches from our students we have chosen a few to share with everyone. Check them out …
Performing arts can be a profound and important part of children’s development
Friday the 20th March 2015 marked the fifth National day against Bullying and Violence. This day, each year, The National Day Against Bullying provides students and teachers a focus to say no to bullying in their schools and wider community, and work together to make sure that this message is carried through the entire year.
A big part of tackling bullying in schools is building confidence and appropriate communication skills with students. One of Speak Up Studio’s main focus with our students, and classes is to build confidence and self esteem.