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  • 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
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  • My Makaton mission

    I have always had a passion for signed communication, having grown up with friends who were deaf or had communication difficulties even as a child I made it my goal to communicate with them as effectively as I could...

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    On 04 Jul 2017 / By Carl Walshe
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  • Shooting Star Chase

    Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice... Earlier this year we were thrilled to be awarded our Makaton Friendly status - and we want to share our journey to becoming Makaton Friendly with you...

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    On 09 May 2017 / By Deborah Green
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  • The Willow Tree Centre

    The Makaton Friendly Willow Tree Centre provides a safe and stimulating working environment for students and all staff ensure students experience a rich and exciting curriculum tailored to their specific needs...

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    On 03 Apr 2017 / By Tom James
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  • The Story of Max & Sally

    Emily and her dog

    Illustrator Emily Sanders gives an insight into the story behind Max & Sally.

    And shows you how to draw Max!

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    On 25 Nov 2016 / By Emily Sanders
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  • Zanna's journey

    Zanna signing

    Zanna's journey to becoming a Regional Tutor... "You don’t just get a licence when you qualify, you get an invite into a family that shares your passion and commitment to helping people communicate in a meaningful way!"

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    On 25 Nov 2016 / By Zanna F
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  • Embracing Makaton

    Why does the National Union of Students think it is so important that they’ve become a Makaton Friendly organisation? Read their story to find out…

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    On 31 Oct 2016 / By Simon Blake
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  • A Tutor's Journey

    Are you interested in becoming A Makaton Tutor? Or maybe you’re just curious about how the person training you got to be where they are today! Our new blog will give you an insight into just what’s involved in becoming a Makaton Tutor.

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    On 29 Sep 2016 / By Dyllis K
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  • Speaking Up Speaking Out

    Makaton trainin at SUSO

    Wow! What a difference it has made to Parachute and the Dropper-inners! We have seen why it’s so important to speak as well as sign, and even though people were self-conscious at first, a bit of encouragement helped people to become more confident.

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    On 01 Sep 2016 / By Amy T
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