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  • We are the champions!

    MiXiT performing 'We are the champions'

    Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust (HPFT) recently hosted a sharing good practice conference, where we gave a one-off performance of a Makaton version of Queen's ‘We are the champions‘...

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    On 07 Oct 2013 / By Jenna B
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  • Sainsbury's café

    Pupils from Warmley Park school at Sainsbury café

    I have taken pupils and students to many different places in the community, but none have been as accepting and welcoming of our students as the café at Sainsbury’s Emerson Green, in Warmley...

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    On 08 Jul 2013 / By Jackie Thomas
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  • The Links Café

    A cup cake

    We are now a recognised Makaton Friendly café and we try to make the cafe as inclusive as possible by offering a range of systems to support people with communication difficulties, easy to use equipment and experienced and supportive staff..

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    On 07 May 2013 / By Heather G
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  • The Peace Garden

    Detail of the path, showing the Makaton sign for peace

    In April last year we were approached by Aylesford Priory and asked to provide the Makaton Symbol for Peace.  The symbol would be part of a special pavement they were creating at their new Peace Garden. The idea was that the entrance to the garden would have a pavement of peace tiles...

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    On 26 Feb 2013 / By Andy Phipps
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  • Boogie 9000: Makaton Robot

    Two of the robots from the film

    Boogie 9000: Makaton Robot is a short film by students of Beacon Hill Film Project in North Shields that highlights the importance of Makaton. It is about a robot who is sent from his home planet of Beebop to find more Makaton words.

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    On 26 Jul 2012 / By Will S
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  • MyChoicePad

    Zoe Peden presenting MyChoicePad to an audience

    I’ve been taking my app, MyChoicePad and a suitcase of iPads on the road, in a bid to to put the app in the hands of those who can really benefit from it so they can make an informed opinion as to who and how it might help.

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    On 25 Jun 2012 / By Zoe Peden
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  • National Sing Up Day

    Children signing at the Sing and Sign Day

    It was a privilege to see children with a cross-section of needs and abilities come together, signing and singing and feeling extremely good about themselves. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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    On 20 Mar 2012 / By Bev C
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  • The Hand

    Detail of the sculpture showing some of the Makaton symbols used

    The Hand, a sculpture at Rufford Abbey Country Park in Nottinghamshire, was designed by children, young people and their carers who use Makaton, working with local sculptor and blacksmith, Roger Lee...

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    On 19 Mar 2012 / By Andy Phipps
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