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  • Why does Makaton work?

    Michael and Joshua

    Michael Barnett is running the London Marathon as Mr Tumble. Joshua obviously made an impact!  The fundraising has really started to pick up. The reaction to my meeting Joshua prompted the thought: what is it about Makaton that means that it works?

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    On 23 Mar 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Meeting Joshua

    Michael and Joshua

    Michael Barnett is running the London Marathon as Mr Tumble, to raise money for The Makaton Charity. I would like to mention the great time I had meeting Joshua recently. He is a real bright spark, as you can tell from the photo, so it was great to chat with him about Makaton...

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    On 06 Mar 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • On the streets again... at last!

    Michael B

    The joy of actually being on the streets again was a fantastic feeling but I genuinely thought that my relief was nothing compared with how anyone struggling to make themselves understood must feel when, at last, they can communicate their needs and desires. Very humbling.

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    On 24 Feb 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Running London Marathon

    Michael prepares for a practice run

    I'm running the London Marathon as Mr Tumble, yes Mr Tumble!  Can’t wait to order the costume!  My sons can’t wait to laugh at me wearing it… Hopefully by dressing as Mr Tumble, it will not only bring a few smiles but that people will recognise that I am running for The Makaton Charity...

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    On 02 Feb 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • No Pens Day Wednesday evaluation

    No Pens Day Wednesday case study

    Over 3,600 schools and settings signed up to No Pens Day Wednesday 2014. As part of the evaluation process, The Communication Trust have published twelve case studies about the innovative activities that schools and settings organised for the day and the impact it had...

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    On 27 Jan 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Advent calendar 2014

    People from Bridge College, with their backs turned to the camera, waiting to start their advent calendar song

    Need something to brighten up these dark January days? Take a look at our video of behind the scenes footage and highlights of our 2014 advent calendar.

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    On 12 Jan 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • No Pens Day Wednesday

    No Pens Day Wednesday 2014 logo

    No Pens Day Wednesday is all about encouraging early years settings, schools and specialist provisions to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities...

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    On 10 Sep 2014 / By The Makaton Charity