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What’s the secret to being confident?

Do you want to know the secret to confidence? It is quite simply, knowing who you are, and being ok with whoever that is. The secret to confidence is to embrace what makes us different, and to share it with the world. Our world teaches children to compare themselves to others, to try to fit in no matter what, and that different, is wrong.

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Creating successful drama performances

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 magical it can be, so that they fall in love with performing in front of an audience. There are four main steps to our approach for great performances. Firstly, a successful performance starts with selecting the

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Experience the magic of performing

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 cried. To see them standing on the stage So brave, and strong and unafraid. Confidence and talent in equal measure, It makes our hearts just leap with pleasure! We’re celebrating the magic of performing

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So your child wants to be a professional actor…

Your child loves to act and sing or dance. You’ve asked what they would like to be when they grow up. They stand proudly, and confidently declare, “I’m going to be a professional actor!” Eek. You gasp. What are you going to do to help them achieve their goal?! Becoming a successful actor might seem like quite an ambitious dream for a child, but

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Practice does not make perfect

As we reflect on the year, we thought it would be lovely to share a video of some of our long term students talking about the progress they have made over the years. There is enormous value in sticking with an activity for a while, and the brilliance of the Speak Up program, is that students can start with us when they are three years

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Where does creativity come from?

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 solve problems, illustrate meaning and mood with their voices, build believable characters, design crafts and costumes with a focus on individuality, and much more. We asked some of our creative kids to tell us where creativity comes from… Their

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Harry Potter Halloween Party 2018

Welcome! Welcome to Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, we would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you! This could be our most exciting and fun event yet! Speak Up kids are invited to join us for a Halloween party here at Speak Up Studio. Our Wonderland studio will be transformed into Hogwarts for this

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Show and Tell Part Two – Tips for Show and Tell

In Part one of Show and Tell, we talked about the benefits of show and tell for children at school, and there are so many.  Now for the really useful part – how to help your child prepare a great Show and Tell! Show and Tell Topic Ideas The most important part of Show and Tell is deciding on a topic. Help your child

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Show and Tell Part One – The Benefits of Show and Tell

Show and tell, or show and share, is usually the first opportunity young children have to stand up in front of a small group and speak. Whether this opportunity starts when they are in kindergarten or once they start primary school, it is a wonderful introduction to public speaking as they are often given the option of speaking about a topic they know well

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Why Drama Works

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, creativity and communication. It’s sometimes hard to summarise the magic of drama, and why it works so well to help kids build confidence. We know drama works. But why? Lucy has been a Speak Up kid for nearly four

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