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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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Spring 2018 Workshop Wrap Up

Monday Our Little Experts program started the week with a Greatest Showman inspired musical theatre workshop, and shared the most fantabulous singing, dancing and facial expressions with us! Our Short and Sweet children started the day with some naughty villains from Descendants! We created magic jars and learned a mash up of awesome songs inspired by the movie! We had a fabulous time performing

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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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Holiday Workshops Boys Will Love

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 something for everyone and create our workshops around popular content that our students attending weekly classes are currently raving about! Here are just a few of our workshops that will excite the boys in particular! For a

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We are reading ALOUD for Loud Shirt Day

For the second year running, Speak Up Studio is holding a Read-a-LOUD-athon in support of Hear and Say‘s LOUD Shirt Day held on 19 October 2018. Our aim is to raise additional money to help deaf and hearing impaired children learn to listen and speak. Hear and Say is a not-for-profit organisation with five centres around Queensland. Its aim is to enable children to attend

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5 of the Best Book Week Costume Ideas

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 year in Australia, Book Week is being held 18-24th August 2018 and most primary schools will hold a Book Week parade. There are a few things most parents will think about when helping their children decide on which character

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What books do Speech and Drama teachers love?

Our Speech and Drama teachers are all bookworms and naturally draw their inspiration for lessons from children’s books they love with wonderful characters, magical storylines and positive messages. We asked the staff at Speak Up, what books do Speech and Drama teachers love? Miss Jessie – Grasshopper on the Road by Arnold Lobel “My favourite book is Grasshopper on the Road by Arnold Lobel. A

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