Improving speaking, listening and communication skills through drama, film, performance and presentation activities.
I have learnt how to project my voice and not be shy when I want people to hear my opinion or hear what I have to think and say… I really enjoyed every single trip on this programme and I loved being able to say what I thought and actually be heard… I really hope whoever has this programme next enjoys it as much as I did and becomes more confident as I was very shy when I first started.
This group has definitely given me a boost in confidence. Before, I would never speak in lessons even if I knew the answers but because of this supportive group, I know I can.
OF THE PUPILS WHO WERE TESTED IN SEPTEMBER AND AGAIN IN JULY, 100% MADE ABOVE-AVERAGE PROGRESS FOR THEIR AGE-GROUP IN THEIR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
I think the programme has improved everything in me. My social skills are much better.
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED MOST ABOUT THE PROGRAMME?
“Exploring more about stuff I didn’t know about Bristol. Enjoyed the speeches but didn’t like having to go first!” M Shed visit “Really liked the Bristol Old Vic Workshop as we got to make our own stories and tell them with puppets” “I liked the Christmas show because I hadn’t been to the theatre before” “I learnt that it’s not as awkward as I thought it would be. I was nervous when preparing the speech but it was okay once it was done” Speech Training Day “Best trip ever” Bristol Old Vic Workshop
It has improved my confidence and self-esteem hugely.
PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES HAVE INCLUDED
Bristol Old Vic theatre workshop
Winter show at the Bristol Old Vic
M Shed young curators day
Speech training day
Barton camp residential
Bristol Zoo tour guide experience
Speech challenge day
Ujima Radio visit
Goblin Coombe outdoor education day
Absolutely amazing programme for my daughter, she has enjoyed all the trips and activities. I also loved the award night – amazing.