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Four reasons your school needs a Speech and Drama program

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

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How Dressing up Fosters Imagination and Characterisation

  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

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Life Lessons from Dr Seuss!

Dr Seuss has taught us many things, and today we would like to share a few of our favourite Seuss life lessons!

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How To: Practice At Home!

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!

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Benefits of Performing 

Performing arts can be a profound and important part of children’s development

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Bullying. No Way!

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.

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The Power of Silly

by 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 participating in drama their child will learn to “let go”. I agree that drama is very good at

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