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Hello, news from the Communication Trust

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It all began with Hello, the national year of communication

In 2011 we were fortunate to be key sponsors of the Hello, national year of communication campaign; a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills. Run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 35 leading voluntary sector organisations, Hello aimed to make communication for all children and young people a priority in homes and schools across the country so they can live life to the full.

Some of the highlights of the year included: 

One in a Million went live

Narrated by Ben Macleod, a 21 year old actor who developed severe communication needs at a young age, One in a Million explains how learning to communicate is one of the most important things a child will ever do and how children can struggle immensely unless they are supported by adults to develop strong talking and listening skills. The film highlights what both parents and professionals, such as teachers and health workers

70,000 copies of Universally Speaking and free resources

Universally Speaking: the ages and stages of children’s communication development are three free resources written by The Communication Trust and sponsored by Pearson Assessment. Aimed at practitioners working with children in early years (0-5), primary school (5-11) and secondary school (11-18) settings, each resource gives practitioners a checklist of milestone achievements that young people should be reaching and offers top tips and ideas for what to do next, so that every child has that opportunity to communicate.  

Find out more and download your copy >

The Shine a Light Awards

The Shine a Light awards were the flagship event of the Hello campaign. Devised to celebrate good practice and achievement by the children’s workforce in developing the communication skills of the children they work with, applications came in from a range of settings, professionals and individuals. 

Find out about the award winners >


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The Communication Trust

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