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Speech and Drama Summer Intensive Program


2020 DATES CONFIRMED: Monday 14 to Thursday 17 December 2020

Melissa Webster (owner and creator of Let’s Talk Kids) will be running a summer program for primary school aged children interested in developing their Speech and Drama skills.

This program is designed to be undertaken by students who may have not attempted any formal speech and drama training prior, however it is ideal for:

  • Students who wish to perform in eisteddfods and competitions
  • Students who have a genuine love to stand in front of an audience
  • Students who have strong voices and wish to learn skills to make their voices even more effective
  • Students who want to learn performing art skills in the holidays
  • Students who already enjoy Speech and Drama and wish to be further extended in the art of Drama

There will be two class groups run by Melissa Webster and three other qualified Trinity teachers will be assisting. Teachers will also have assistants (student actors/teachers) to help facilitate.

yltemqahTo ensure a specialised experience for all students  there will be a limit of 25 per class group.   Classes will be age specific:

  • Class 1: aged 5-7 years: Prep - Year 2
  • Class 2: aged 8-12 years: Year 3 – Year 7



Each day children will need to bring their own lunch and afternoon tea. Children should to wear clothes that allow free movement. Please no skirts or high cut shorts.

On the last day of the program, parents are invited at 2:45pm to watch a student devised presentation that their child has created. At the end of this 40 minute presentation, children are invited to stay for a Christmas celebration lunch. Whilst children are enjoying their celebrations parents will be invited to watch their children in tv advertisements they have created during the workshop.

Each day classes will run from 9am until 3pm and will be held in the air conditioned studios in the Junior School Speech and Drama Room at Ormiston College (Dundas Street West, Ormiston).

2020 Fees 

All prices are for four days of tuition. All prices include GST.

New students: 
One student: $285. Multiple students: $265 each for siblings.

Returning students (who have attended a Summer workshop with LTK prior):
One student: $250. Multiple students: $240 each for siblings.


Course Outline


Introduction to the basics of Speech and Drama

Children will take part in age appropriate exercises that address:

  • The Importance of posture for stage,
  • Using modulative devices such as pitch, pace, pause, emphasis, volume.
  • Vocal expression
  • Importance of body language
  • Importance of positive thinking and confidence
  • Children will take part in trust exercises that will increase a sense of bonding and trust amongst the group.



Acting techniques and vocal production

Children will learn the basics of acting in a variety of roll play situations with costumes and props

Children will learn how to use their voice effectively without using volume

Children will use age appropriate scripts, prose and poetry work.

Children will work in pairs and then individually.



Playbuilding and TV ad creation

By now we know the skills and strengths of your child.

We now workshop and create a performance suitable for an audience. In the process children are exposed to:

  • Stagecraft
  • Use of props
  • Taught and reinforced skills in timing, voice production etc.
  • Basic film making techniques and drama creation with specialists.




Students start their final day with vocal and physical warm ups

They take part in improvisation activities and creative movement

Students split into groups and rehearse for parent presentation at 2:45pm.

At the end of the presentation all children are presented with a LTK Certificate of Attendance.


All children who enrol in the program need to fill out a parent/caregiver consent medical note. Once accepted into the program this will be sent out to you.

When we have received this and payment of the program your enrolment is complete.




Good luck at being accepted into the program!!

Please note that once the student numbers are reached for this class enrolments will be denied.


Sample Summer Intensive Workshop Videos:

Day 1 & 2: Introduction to speech and drama, team building and fundamentals of drama.
Day 3: TV ads, movie making and performance building.