Basildon schools use elocution to help pupils' spelling
 BBC News 1 February 2012
Staff at Cherry Tree Primary School in Basildon said some children were writing words according to how they pronounced them. They say the lessons are not about helping them to lose their accents.
Elocution lessons: Who wants to speak the Queen's English?
The Independent  Jeremy Sutcliffe Thursday 19 January 2012
Many of those seeking help from elocution teachers are business managers and professionals. They include company directors, doctors, lawyers, teachers, university lecturers, NHS managers, barristers and even ministers of religion. Others include students and recent graduates looking for their first step on to the careers ladder, and parents looking to help their children prepare for oral presentations and university interviews.