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  • Makaton Folk

    Folk Night

    Singing with Makaton signs is a beautiful and captivating thing to watch. I've tested out a few of the songs at various folk events, and the reaction I've had from the audience has been humbling...

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    On 22 Apr 2015 / By Cat Kelly
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  • Communication Funday

    A customer shows a staff member a symbol while she signs chocolate

    Local Tutor Laura recently took a group of people from Condover College Limited to The Communication Friendly Funday at the Makaton Friendly Links Café.

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    On 24 Nov 2014 / By Laura C
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  • It started with Play School

    Carol Chell

    Carol Chell, much loved children’s TV presenter, recently took part in the BBC’s Pointless programme.  We are thrilled that Carol decided to nominate The Makaton Charity as her chosen charity.  We asked her to share her Makaton story...

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    On 21 Oct 2014 / By Carol Chell
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  • Makaton at CBeebies Land

    Justin Fletcher with CBeebies stars

    We were very excited to be invited to Alton Towers Resort to have a preview of the new Something Special Sensory Garden which is part of the new CBeebies Land attraction. How could we say no?!

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    On 28 May 2014 / By Nickie Wren
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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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