Speech Bubbles training: Drama approaches to improving children’s communication, confidence and wellbeing

A one day Speech Bubbles training for school staff, drama practitioners and therapists. The training is also suitable for SENCO's, KS1 and early KS2 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Posted: 09/07/2012

More and more children are starting school life with communication problems. The latest 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.

Over the last 6 years, London Bubble has designed and delivered the award winning Speech Bubbles programme of in-school drama interventions for children in KS1 with a Speech, Language and Communication Need.

The Speech Bubbles programme supports referred children to develop Speaking, Listening and Attention skills in a fun and nurturing environment. A recent survey revealed that 78% of children participating in Speech Bubbles showed an improvement in Learning, Speaking and Listening and 70% showed behavioural improvements.

The training will be of use to anybody who works with young children including: drama practitioners, drama therapists and therapists. It will be of direct relevance to foundation stage, KS1 and lower KS2 staff, including: SENCO’s, teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors.

The training will include:

  • How to plan, deliver and evaluate small group drama for communication.
  • A practical exploration of proven drama techniques that enrich and develop support children’s communication skills, confidence and self esteem.
  • A framework to identify children with a communication need using resources developed as part of the Hello 2011 National year of communication.
  • A resource pack including sections on planning, workshop structure, resources & activities

70% of the training will be practical and 30% theoretical. There will be opportunities for delegates to experience the drama techniques and activities and discuss how they might apply it to their setting.

To book at place please contact Lucy on 020 7237 4434 or email

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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