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Dawn House School students excel themselves, by school principal Angela Child

I was thrilled to return to school on Thursday 15th and 22nd August to help the staff call our pupils with their exam results. It was a sunny day outside and definitely a positive day inside as we shared the excitement of our pupils and their families as we shared the news with how they had done in their GCSEs …

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What is Stammering?

Stammering is how we talk about a child’s speech when they are affected in the following ways: Their speech is ‘jerky’ and gets stuck They can’t seem to get started with talking (“….. I want some juice”) They repeat sounds in words e.g. “ssstory” They repeat part of the word (e.g. “mu-mu-mu-mummy”) What is the difference between stammering and stuttering? …

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Virginia 125 Champion

I CAN’s CEO Virginia Beardshaw walks across Morecambe Bay to raise money as an I CAN Champion

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Well, we did it. And ‘we’ is the operative word: it turned out that I was one of 420 people, plus a miscellany of over excited dogs of every shape, size and colour. We were guided by Cedric, the ‘Queen’s Guide’, who spends his summers taking groups across the perils of Morecambe Bay. Mary Hartshorne and Jonothon Wright from I …

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Underwater Swimming

Try our Does It Float? activity!

For this activity you will need a bowl of water, or you can carry out your investigation in a wet area. Begin by discussing what ‘floating’ and ‘sinking’ mean i.e. “Stays on top of the water” and “goes down to the bottom.” Choose a range of materials (e.g. cork, paper, card, plastic etc) and ask the children whether they think …

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Wrens Sponsored Walk

The First 125 Challenge Champions for I CAN!

On Sunday 23 June, the Wrens group – 2-3 year olds from St Hilary’s Nursery school – held a sponsored walk around Alice Holt, Surrey, in aid of I CAN’s Meath School. Organised by Marina Upcott (Class Representative and Wrens mum) and Emma Bateman (Wrens mum), the aim of the walk was to raise £1,000 to celebrate I CAN’s 125th …

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