The Power of Public Speaking to Transform Kids’ Lives

More Confident

Coming out of Head Start, I am amazingly more confident. If I could go back, I would’ve done Head Start as soon as I moved to the Coast. Thanks Paula, for completely changing me into a better person. That is a debt I will never be able to repay!

Trinity, 15 - Head Start 2016 graduate and Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts Participant in Speech Arts

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2017-01-30T23:25:40+00:00

Trinity, 15 - Head Start 2016 graduate and Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts Participant in Speech Arts

Coming out of Head Start, I am amazingly more confident. If I could go back, I would’ve done Head Start as soon as I moved to the Coast. Thanks Paula, for completely changing me into a better person. That is a debt I will never be able to repay!

Owning our story

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”

Brene Brown

2017-04-11T18:11:10+00:00

Brene Brown

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”

It is better to speak

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

Audre Lorde

2017-04-11T18:10:20+00:00

Audre Lorde

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

Bringing Out the Best in Kids

With your passion and enthusiasm combined with your commitment, organization and clarity, you were able to bring out the very best in all of the kids. You believed in them and it showed as week by week they gained confidence in themselves and began to take joy in expressing who they were.

You valued their thinking and emotions and created a space for them to learn and grow and become more confident in themselves and their abilities.

Lauri Paul - mom, business owner, Girl Guide leader, early childhood educator.

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2017-01-30T23:27:37+00:00

Lauri Paul - mom, business owner, Girl Guide leader, early childhood educator.

With your passion and enthusiasm combined with your commitment, organization and clarity, you were able to bring out the very best in all of the kids. You believed in them and it showed as week by week they gained confidence in themselves and began to take joy in expressing who they were. You valued their thinking and emotions and created a space for them to learn and grow and become more confident in themselves and their abilities.

Those who tell stories

"Those who tell the stories rule society."

Plato

2017-04-11T18:11:55+00:00

Plato

"Those who tell the stories rule society."

No longer Quiet Girl

At the beginning of the year I was the quiet girl who would pretend to be sick when she had to talk.  Even in front of a small group of people… Head Start has helped me in more ways than one. I can now talk to people my age instead of just hanging out with the little kids. I can now look people in the eye – something I could never do before because it was way too awkward.  I’ve also learned not to be afraid of my fears and just to push my way through them.  It would be an honour to be in Head Start again next year.

Brook, 11 - Head Start 2015/16  2016/17 student

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2017-01-30T23:26:28+00:00

Brook, 11 - Head Start 2015/16  2016/17 student

At the beginning of the year I was the quiet girl who would pretend to be sick when she had to talk.  Even in front of a small group of people… Head Start has helped me in more ways than one. I can now talk to people my age instead of just hanging out with the little kids. I can now look people in the eye – something I could never do before because it was way too awkward.  I’ve also learned not to be afraid of my fears and just to push my way through them.  It would be an honour to be in Head Start again next year.

Speech is power

“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2017-04-11T18:12:38+00:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”
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For Kids

Public speaking is one of the best ways to build self-confidence, and best of all it happens with your friends in a fun, safe and creative environment. Find out how you can use public speaking in your life as a student, and in social settings. No more too shy to talk!

Public Speaking Builds
Strengths in:

Self Confidence. Overcoming Shyness. Looking People in the Eye Comfortably. Talking with People You Don't Know. Working with Adults Like Counsellors and Teachers. Taking Leadership Roles on School Projects.

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For Parents

"If I was to chose just ONE activity for my kids…this would be it!!! They LAUGH, they LEARN, and they love it!"
Watch your child blossom into a confident, creative individual who can navigate educational and social settings with ease!

Benefits for Parents

Structure, building blocks, and age-appropriate challenges that are fun and engaging and reduce barriers between your child and peers, and with adults. They'll be better speakers AND listeners.

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Kids are awesome. I’m immature. We totally get each other.