Communications Training | Speech and Drama Workshops

Performance Works | Click here for timetable

For St Albans/Harpenden contact: lauren@speakingworks.co.uk

For Hove/Brighton contact: jude@speakingworks.co.uk 

From reciting a poem about a tarantula to performing Shakespeare pieces and practicing public speaking skills, Speaking Works is as much for the budding actor as for those just wanting to gain the confidence in speaking. Children learn best when they are having fun so we follow that rule whilst helping them to speak up, express themselves and develop their listening skills through storytelling, performance and role-play. Each child will also learn to improve on their vocal/physical communication techniques for exams.

 

Through preparing for LAMDA examinations pupils gain a better grasp and appreciation of language, poetry and performance. Pupils can even gain UCAS points through successful completion of exams at the higher grades.
 

Please contact us to join a class or waiting list or book a FREE TRIAL. We keep our numbers small to allow for individual attention.

 

Age Groups

5-7yrs | 8-10yrs | 11-13yrs | 14+yrs (For 2.5-4yrs see Storytelling Works)

 

Our Workshops:
 

  1. Provide life-long speaking skills not just for performance but in social situations, interviews & future employment
  2. Encourage creativity, imagination, storytelling and improvisation
  3. Aim to make speaking in front of others a natural thing to do with ease and clarity
  4. Are limited in size to allow for individual attention - we are not a stage school
  5. Offer LAMDA exam preparation and enrolment (where you can gain UCAS points in higher grades)
  6. Provide training in vocal & physical expression
  7. Foster an appreciation for poetry, prose and language
Class Structure:
 

Conversation - Warm-up games - A physical or vocal exercise/game
Games or Improvisation around different speaking or performance techniques
Practising vocal or physical public speaking techniques followed by rehearsal or performance 

Storytelling Works for 2.5-5yrs (Click for timetable of classes)


  • Suitable for big OR small voices!
    Classes stay small in numbers to allow for individual attention
    Builds confidence & independence
    Encourages imagination and creativity
    Prepares children for basic speaking & listening skills needed for school
    Encourages improved articulation & sentence structure
    Is fun!
    • Please note this is a class for your child to attend on their own! You can wait for them in the venue and maybe have a cup of coffee or a well deserved rest for 45 minutes. This is to encourage the children to be brave on their own, build friendships, improve their communication skills and gain independence before school.
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    • Active storytelling sessions provide a fun environment to encourage even the quietest of children to tell their own stories and gently act them out with friends. Speaking with confidence and clarity is an important life skill so why not make it natural from a young age? The storytelling technique qe use asks children to make up their own stories, however big or small. They then become auteur and director acting it out with others to build confidence in speaking and performance. 

We also adhere to the framework for early years foundation stage (EYFS):

 

1. A unique child - every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
2. Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person

3. Enabling Environments  – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
4. Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

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