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  • Carers Nest Pre-school

    "Staff at Carers Nest Pre-school in Devizes, Wiltshire, recently completed the Makaton Beginners' Workshop… Our completion of the course tied in perfectly with our themed Red Nose Week..."

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    On 02 Apr 2019 / By Emma B
    At school
  • Baking with Makaton

    I am a HUGE Great British Bake Off fan ... imagine my excitement when my friend Briony announces she is taking part as one of the few that made it to the final 12!

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    On 04 Mar 2019 / By Erin J
    Out and about
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay

    Cornwall Airport Newquay is the first Makaton Friendly airport. This is their story...

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    On 04 Mar 2019 / By Heather S
    Out and about
  • Shakespeare's New Place

    Shakespeare's New Place is a Makaton Friendly organisation. This is their story...

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    On 04 Mar 2019 / By Janet Palmer
    Out and about
  • Splatter Dance

    For me Makaton could be described as ‘dancing with my hands’...

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    On 04 Mar 2019 / By Emma J
    Out and about
  • Strictly signing

    When Alice went to the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, Dr Ranj and Janette Manrara did not disappoint as they signed Glitter Ball as they walked down the staircase. Alice was over the moon when they talked about her and sent her a special sign...

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    On 04 Feb 2019 / By Amanda Glennon
    Out and about
  • Speaking Makaton

    Steven from Holbrook Primary School shares a story about how Makaton gave a student the confidence to communicate...

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    On 04 Feb 2019 / By Steven M
    At school
  • Thornton College

    Thornton College is a specialist college for young people aged 16+ located in the Liverpool City region. "We are very proud of our students for embracing the use of Makaton and would recommend it to all organisations!

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    On 29 Jan 2019 / By Christine S
    At school
  • Nikki's story

    I had been worried that she may not want to try to talk once she was a confident signer - but this has not at all been the case. It has encouraged her speech all the way.

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    On 04 Jan 2019 / By Nikki H
    At home
  • Shining Stars ASN Theatre School

    I first learned basic Makaton at the age of 14-15. Now, I run a theatre school for children, young people, and adults with a wide range of additional support needs and use Makaton every day...

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    On 04 Jan 2019 / By Katie S
    Out and about