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Larissa has been a part of the Lets Talk Kids Community for 2 years upon starting at a new school. Prior to that she had been very involved with dancing most of her life but now has found a new found passion with acting thanks to LTK. Larissa now seeks to pursue acting as a career.
Larissa particularly loves writing and directing her own shows in her spare time recruiting whoever she can to be a part of them. Being a part of Let's Talk Kids has helped Larissa to overcome a lot of anxiety around schooling as well as building resilience to overcome other personal challenges.
It is an amazing outlet for her to express herself and have a lot of fun in the process and is the highlight of her week! The Let's Talk Kids team are phenomenal at creating a healthy environment for these young people which is encouraging, professional and fun! I would not hesitate in recommending this program for any young person as it teaches an abundance of vital life skills through the use of drama. I can't thank Melissa and the team enough for what the program has done in my daughter's life.
Larissa as "Marcella the Mime", 2021.
It did not occur to me to put Ceri into drama classes until his psychologist recommended that I look into it. My son is autistic and has difficulties seeing other people’s perspectives as well as understanding social interactions, especially in large groups. His psychologist explained that drama can assist people on the spectrum in developing their social skills and theory of mind – the ability to understand that other people’s thoughts and feelings may be different from their own. I enrolled Ceri when he was in year 1 and he has thrived under the LTK team’s guidance ever since.
Each week he looks forward to his Speech and Drama class, so much so that he insists on going to the Summer Intensive Program each year. Ceri was already a confident kid before he started, he didn’t need any help in that department! Even so, Let’s Talk Kids has challenged him to put himself outside of his comfort zone. This year he auditioned for a lead in the show Illuminate and was thrilled when he got the part of Trickster. The LTK team place value on effort and aren’t afraid to push the children to try harder and if they fall, to get back up again. They instill a sense of accomplishment through perseverance and hard work and encourage all of its members to try their best.
I highly recommend the LTK team. They are an amazing group of invested teachers who support and encourage all of the children and ensure that every child, no matter their background, is included. Ceri has loved every minute of his drama journey; he is developing skills that will help him in all aspects of his life, not only throughout his schooling, but well into the future and for that I cannot thank the LTK team enough.
Ceri as 'Trickster the Magician", 2021.
Breanna asked to join the Let's Talk Kids drama classes toward the end of grade 2. I thought it would be good for her, so she dropped one of her many activities to join the class. Nothing ever comes easily to Breanna, but she works hard and eventually has some measure of success. Breanna loved the drama classes from the moment she started.
Show reel (Film proof)
The first year she only attended classes, but she caught the acting bug. In the second year she entered two eisteddfods and placed well. She is now in her fourth year of classes. Over the recent school holidays Breanna auditioned for a part in the Pied Piper at the Brisbane Arts Theatre. She loved the rehearsals and performing in the 15 shows, and went on to perform in Red Hood, Beauty and The Beast, Peter Pan, Stuart Little and as the lead spider Charlotte's Web, also at the Brisbane Arts Theatre. Breanna has now completed with honours up to level two with her Trinity College London Speech examinations.
Melissa and her teachers have supported and encouraged Breanna from the start. These classes have given her so much confidence and have been a big influence on Breanna. Whether she eventually becomes an actress (her current career goal) or not, the skills Breanna has learned in these classes will help in any career, but most importantly they have given her confidence in herself. Letting Breanna attend these classes is the best decision I could have made for her development. She is the happiest she has ever been.
My daughter Breanna finished school in 2017 and was school captain of a large high school (McGregor). In 2017 she auditioned for the most acclaimed acting universities: Western Australian Performing Arts (WAPA) and was successfully admitted. LTK will watch her journey closely.