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  • 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
  • Betsy and Santa Reunited

    In 2016 a young girl had a "magical" surprise when a Santa on board a train started to communicate with her using Makaton. 2 years later Betsy and Santa are reunited on the train...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By Various
    Out and about
  • Linda's Makaton story

    SoLO Choir

    Linda B is co-founder of SoLO Choir.“Makaton has given me a community wider and fuller, happier and funnier, than I could have envisaged when I sat in that darkened auditorium at the start of the Christmas play seven years ago.”

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Linda B
    Out and about
  • Tom's Makaton story

    Laura, Tom and Colin wearing Santa hats

    Want to know more about six-year-old Tom, whose reaction to Rob Delaney signing Using Makaton with Ten in a Bed on CBeebies went viral?

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Laura McCartney
    At home
  • SignWithSte

    Steven signing to a large group of children

    The pupils, parents and friends of our school embrace being part of something so inclusive and enjoyable, they feel the same joy and pleasure when signing as I do, we have created our own Makaton community.

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Steven M
    At school
  • Filming the Bedtime Story

    Tracy Clark demonstrating a sign to Rob Delaney

    All the dates, times, venue, people and signs had all been co-ordinated. It was certainly going ahead, 10 in the Bed was going to be amazing!

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Tracy Clark
    Out and about
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens

    Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project recognised the need for Makaton. “It really helps improve a visit for people who use Makaton..."

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By Rachel Topley
    Out and about
  • Holly's Makaton story

    We communicate with people all the time at home, work, in the supermarket and so on, so why should people with communication difficulties miss out on the same opportunities to develop their social and communication skills?

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By Holly C-T
    At work