Voice Box is a national joke competition organised by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) in partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). Voice Box is now in its 6th year and is open to mainstream and special primary schools in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
RCSLT have information on the Giving Voice pages of their website and this includes a useful toolkit with lots of information and resources to get you started. The resources include template letters for parents, potential judges and a press release, as well as certificates and general information. Please click here to visit the RCSLT website for further information.
I love that Voice Box brings together the importance of communication and how fun language can be. Humour is used a lot throughout our lives and it’s a great way to explore language.
As a Speech and Language Therapist passionate about supporting children’s communication skills I have inspired and encouraged a number of schools to take part in Voice Box over the last 5 years. A number of these children have been successful in attending the national final at Westminster (including one overall winner!)
On these pages you will find a range of information, resources and top tips from my experiences of supporting schools with Voice Box to assist you with getting involved.
This year the competition runs from 1st October to 29th November 2019 so there’s plenty time to get involved. I’d love to hear about your plans and would be happy to answer any questions from my own experiences.
A day without laughter is a day wasted – Charlie Chaplin