‘Speech Bubbles’ KS1 Free Taster

Speech Bubbles May Taster posterLondon Bubble, the community hub located in Rotherhithe, runs two free taster sessions for schools staff of Speech Bubbles KS1 Drama Intervention.

These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn more about the research and practice behind this KS1 communication intervention, and the logistics of running it in school.

Speech Bubbles runs in 42 schools to support children to develop their communication, confidence and wellbeing. Last year teachers reported 89% of children taking part in Speech Bubbles showed improvements in speaking, listening and learning and 90% showed improvement in emotion and conduct behaviour.

This is an opportunity to find out more about how the project could work in your school, learn drama techniques that can be adapted and find out about booking Speech Bubbles in 2016-2017

What is it?

London Bubble are running free taster sessions of Speech Bubbles for education and arts professionals. These sessions will provide an opportunity to learn more about the research and practice behind this KS1 communication intervention, and the logistics of running it in school

Speech Bubbles KS1 Communication Intervention Free Taster help professionals to support children to develop communication, confidence and wellbeing

Increasing numbers of children are starting school life with communication problems. The evidence gathered by the Communication Trust suggests that as many as 50% of children in areas of disadvantage have speech and language skills that are significantly less developed than those of other children of the same age.

In Speech Bubbles sessions drama practitioners and school staff create a safe and playful space for children in KS1 to develop their communication skills. The story drama approach places the child at the centre of the activity, and they become at different times, author, performer and audience.

Speech Bubbles was developed in partnership with the Southwark Pupil Development Centres in 2009 and is now available to primary schools across Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich with London Bubble and in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Enfield, Oldham, Rochdale and Manchester with our partner organisations.

A recent survey revealed that 89% of children participating in Speech Bubbles showed an improvement in Learning, Speaking and Listening and 90% showed behavioural improvements.

Dates and bookings

Date Time Address
Monday 23rd May 13:30-14:30 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD
Monday 23rd May 16:30-17:30 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

London Bubble in Rotherhithe will be hosting two free tasters on the dates above. Please contact Speech Bubbles Coordinator Amelia Bird to book a place by email or phone.

  www.speechbubbles.org.uk   amelia@londonbubble.org.uk By Phone 020 7237 4434


"“Major and very measurable improvements in speech language and communication, major positive changes in relationships with self and others and confidence and motivation back in class.”"

Dr Jonathan Barnes, Keynote speech to the International Society for Education in Art, June 2013.

London Bubble TheatreLondon Bubble

To provide the artistic direction, skills, environment and resources to create inspirational, inclusive, involving theatre, which shares stories that animate the spaces of the city and the spirits of its citizens.

  London Bubble   @LBubble   LondonBubble.Theatre




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