Immediate Theatre

Speech Bubbles in Hackney

Speech Bubbles is a creative intervention to support children in Years 1 &2 with Speech Language Communication Needs. It is run Immediate Theatre in conjunction with London Bubble. The approach encourages children to tell, act out and reflect on their own stories.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1061522)

Campaign target

£6,800

Amount raised

£3,840

Donations

30

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • "Our children have benefited massively in terms of their social skills, self-expression, as well as storytelling"

    — SENCO

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

  • "My son absolutely adores Speech Bubbles and I feel he has benefited greatly from it"

    — Parent

  • "He loves talking. He loves telling his stories. He is happier and full of enthusiasm for learning"

    — Parent

Situation

Evidence collected by the Communication Trust suggests that, in some areas, as many as 50% of children are starting school with delayed communication skills. Teachers report that as well as teaching reading and writing they increasingly have to teach Key Stage 1 (KS1) children (ages 5 -7) to speak and to play.

Solution

Speech Bubbles supports KS1 children with speech and language communication needs (SLCN). Sessions provide a different kind of experience to a clinical intervention, drama practitioners create a space which is collaborative, playful and fun. Speech Bubbles is an evidence based programme that uses a drama approach and works with schools to help children with SLCN to develop their confidence and communication skills through storytelling in a fun, collaborative and playful way.