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  • Makaton Friendly Town

    Working in a school and going into adult care I noticed a massive gap in our system. Where are service users able to use their social communicative skills? I had an idea… What if we had a whole a town become Makaton Friendly!”

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    On 29 Nov 2017 / By Hannah Anderson
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Mare and Foal Sanctuary

    The Mare and Foal Sanctuary rescues neglected, unwanted or abused horses and, when possible, rehabilitates, retrains and eventually rehomes them into loving, knowledgeable environments...

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    On 03 Apr 2017 / By Kerrie L
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  • Story telling with Makaton

    Once upon  time there was a class of 5 and 6 year old children, all sat around their teacher listening intently. The teacher was reading a popular children’s story book to the children who were fascinated, their imaginations running wild. What was going to happen when she turned the page?

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    On 09 Jan 2017 / By Amanda Glennon
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  • KEEN York

    KEEN York offers free interactive sports sessions for children who have SEN. Using Makaton, our children feel more able to express themselves and our volunteers feel better able to communicate instructions, understand complex emotions, and form relationships.

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    On 29 Jun 2016 / By Vicky B
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