UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

Improving speaking, listening and communication skills through drama, film, performance and presentation activities.

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 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. 
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 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

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 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

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 It has improved my confidence and self-esteem hugely. 
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
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
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 Absolutely amazing programme for my daughter, she has enjoyed all the trips and activities. I also loved the award night – amazing. 

Parent