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  • Include Choir members

    ‘It’s something different’, ‘a lot of fun’, ‘it’s uplifting’ and’ it makes me happy’... Lots of members say that using signs when we sing helps them learn and remember the words to songs.

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Alix L
    Out and about
  • Theo’s story

    Makaton has made a massive difference to Theo’s ability to function as his world grows. Theo has recently started mainstream school and Makaton has given him the ability to manage in this environment.  It enables him to ask for food, a drink or to use the toilet. It gives him a voice...

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Michelle C
    At home
  • Makaton reaches top at NUS

    Simon Blake

    A year ago I wrote a blog article about our work to embrace Makaton within the National Union of Students (NUS), and my experiences in relearning Makaton after a 25 year hiatus. I am thrilled to write today’s article, which shows our progress since then...

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Simon Blake
    At work
  • The Include Choir

    It has been wonderful to see people’s confidence develop as the choir has grown, and with feedback like ‘It makes me happy,’ and ‘I want it to be forever and ever,’ it feels like we’re on the right track...

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    On 10 Oct 2017 / By Alix L
    Out and about
  • Moulded Theatre

    Makaton has helped us to receive Arts Council England funding twice to develop the production and to broaden the audience reach, so that even more complex needs families and groups can access Ribbet Ribbet Croak.

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    On 10 Oct 2017 / By Emily, Soniya & Nat
    Out and about
  • Santa learns Makaton

    Emery Gate’s resident Santa, Nigel Ingles, went back to school learn Makaton.

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    On 03 Oct 2017 / By Phil M
    Out and about
  • My Makaton Journey - Part 4

    In her fourth blog, Shona Chambers, North East Parent Adviser for Contact and a Makaton Regional Tutor, tells us how her son Michael is progressing now that he is 20...

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    On 12 Sep 2017 / By Shona Chambers
    At home
  • Drama, Art, Music, Movement and Makaton!

    Artburst workshops integrate drama, art, music and movement. Its programmes are aimed at improving oracy and literacy skills, developing confidence and encouraging a passion for children’s literature...

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    On 10 Jul 2017 / By Rhia T
    At work
  • LEGOLAND Windsor

    A boy and a girl playing with Lego

    The Education Team at LEGOLAND Windsor are now Makaton Friendly! They sign when communicating with students and Makaton symbols are visible throughout all the presentations delivered during their workshops... 

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    On 10 Jul 2017 / By Jamie Lawrence
    Out and about