Why do Speech and Drama?
“To enhance Vocal Expression, Clear Speech, Self Confidence, Creativity and Communication Skills”
At Ellendel we understand the importance of being able to communicate with people confidently, to engage fluently in conversations and the ability to present oneself to a room full of people. These are all skills that people can learn from an early age and that will stand to them throughout their adult working lives. At Ellendel, we promise to develop the social skills that will help to enrich your child’s life in the future.
Students are taught imaginative and technical skills to develop a clear and audible speaking voice. Our classes teach students to use their voice and body language to communicate effectively. As passionate teachers of Speech and Drama, our goal is to help students grow as confident and articulate communicators.
Students enrolled in our school and who attend our weekly classes, benefit from a carefully planned calendar of events throughout the year. We prepare students for local festivals and competitions, exams and in-house performances.
Classes at Ellendel are designed to cover all aspects of speech, drama and public speaking. Our classes:
Students at Ellendel are introduced to a collection of writers from the classics to contemporary. Students as such develop an appreciation for literature which is beneficial to their school work and general personal development.
Our Speech and Drama classes are split up into:
SEEDLINGS (4-7 year olds)
Our seedling speech programme lays the foundation for clear, expressive and self-assured communication. We work on: creativity and imagination; conversational skills; fundamentals of effective speech presentation; improvisation and storytelling. We also prepare this age group to sit the Entry level LAMDA examinations.
SPROUTS (7 - 10)
Our primary speech and drama programme builds children’s confidence in public speaking, mainly through group performances. We work on students’ oral communication through a variety of speech based activities:
SHOOTS (11 plus)
This programme introduces students to more advanced literary texts and theory on speech. Students develop their:
We prepare students in this group for the LAMDA examinations in Bronze, Silver and Gold for both Verse and Prose and Public Speaking.
We prepare students to take the LAMDA examinations in Verse and Prose, Public Speaking and Acting. We also have links to other universities and will prepare students to take exams from other universities if there is a preference.