Our Speech and Drama Programmes lay important early foundations in children's confidence as presenters and performers of spoken English. Students come to us at very different levels of confidence and ability. For the very shy, we gently coax them into taking a more active role in lessons. For the more confident, we help the students develop greater control, focus, structure and concentration.

Why parents choose Lorna Whiston?

Outstanding reputation since 1980!

Established in 1980, Lorna Whiston has, over the past 37 years, built a reputation for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with our signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.

Speech and Drama Programmes

Lorna Whiston Speech & Drama programmes instil confidence and creativity through the medium of drama, ensuring students excel in presentation and performance skills, a key factor in their academic success both in school and beyond.

Our experienced drama specialists, many of whom are themselves performers, guide students through creative and engaging lessons each week. Lessons lead to sharing sessions with parents every term, and more formal parent teacher conferences and written reports are offered twice a year, allowing parents to gain an in-depth understanding of their child's learning progress.

Further to this, we offer internationally recognised Trinity College London Exam Programmes. Fully accredited, they offer the widest and most up-to-date range of assessments in performing and communicative arts. The syllabus provides a structured framework designed to encourage the progressive development of integrated performance and communication skills. Since Lorna Whiston is a registered Trinity College London Examination Centre, our students can take their examinations in the familiar surroundings of our own drama studios.

We combine a passion for drama and world-class facilities to nurture and achieve the best from our students. The brand new state-of-the-art Black Box studio at United Square provides the perfect environment in which to rehearse and perform, and is the only Speech & Drama centre with these dedicated facilities on site.

Each of our Speech and Drama Programmes cover four key focus areas:

Communication Skills

We open each lesson with a communicative activity that serves as an ice-breaker, helping the children to relax in each others presence.

Fluency Skills

At this stage of the lesson, the children engage in a guided discussion or, at older levels, a mini debate, around a specific theme.

Speech Development

Pronunciation, expression, clarity, pitch, volume, tone and pace are just some of the areas covered by the speech development focus of the lesson.

Performance & Presentation

The children work towards an age-appropriate presentation or performance through which they practise the skills they have been focussing on.



From 18 months to 6 years old



From 2 to 16 years old



From 2 to 16 years old

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