Author Archive for: ‘ICANCharity’

Parliament At Sunset

Dawn House Students speak to All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Two students from Dawn House School spoke to the prestigious All Party Parliamentary Group for Children yesterday (Monday 17th December) as part of their inquiry on the question Are children and young people getting the opportunities they want?. The meeting focused on ensuring schools support children and young people to enjoy learning and continue in education and training beyond 16.  …

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Happy holidays?

Some people love the festive season – the flashing lights, the excitement and anticipation, the parties! For others it’s just hard work with the shopping, cooking and preparations. For some it can be a really stressful time of year. Children with speech, language and communication needs can often find it hard this time of year for lots of different reasons: …

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Meath School pupils share the stage with world-class orchestra

Last night (Thursday 13th December), the Meath School Choir shared the stage with members of the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) at a special concert in aid of I CAN’s Meath School. The choir opened the event with a carol, accompanied by the London Chamber Orchestra. The candlelit concert in Christ Church, Ottershaw included Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.1, No.3 and No.4 …

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Academies Show Blog

Park Hall Talks Secondary Communication by Dr Toby Close

Park Hall Academy has been involved in I CAN’s Secondary Talk programme for several years now. This practical development work has been a central feature of our ambition to improve the life chances of the youngsters in our care. We are acutely aware that intervening early and creating a communication friendly environment will help students have a better chance of tackling …

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The Red Wot Woz Fez

‘The Red Wot Was Fez’ – Guest Post by The Friends of Dawn House

On Friday 30th November, The Friends of Dawn House ventured into Sheffield for our first offsite fundraising event at ‘The Blue Shed’. The venue, owned by Matthew and Jennifer Dronfield (who have two children at Dawn House), is a cleverly converted warehouse, boasting a bar, dining space and multi level performance area for arts, music and drama. Guests were treated …

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