Category Archive for: ‘Volunteers’

Dawn House School Headteacher: the day Newsround visited our school

There was an excited buzz in the air as pupils arrived at school on Friday 10th February. Snow had fallen the night before and unlike most days when we have snow, pupils were not altogether happy to see it! ‘They’re travelling from Manchester and the roads might be closed’ pupils groaned whilst others shouted the groaners down confident that when …

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Guest Blog post on I CAN Chatterbox Challenge by Cheeky Monkeys

The Cheeky Monkeys focused on the nursery rhyme ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ for the I CAN Chatterbox Challenge. The focus this year was to highlight the opportunity of developing physical movement through action rhymes. The children were involved in making their own boats in preparation for the challenge to take them to the boating lake and discover if they …

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Spreading the word – an update from a Communication Ambassador

My name is Pip and I am a Communication Ambassador. You may be asking yourself “ what on earth is one of those and what can I do to help?” I like to think of us as the “A-Team” of information on communication. I decided to volunteer because when my daughter was younger I didn’t realise how much information and …

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Thousands of children across the country get chatting – take look at our photo gallery

Once again I CAN has teamed up with Capital Shopping Centres to launch the Chatterbox Challenge 2012- Kids in Motion. Three action packed events were kicked off at The Victoria Centre, Nottingham; The Potteries, Stoke on Trent; and the Trafford Centre in Manchester.  Each event was an action-packed day with magicians, free face painting, performances from Debutots, Boogie Mites, Tots …

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Why some secondary school pupils struggle: the impact of SLCN

Secondary school data released this week by the Department for Education has been widely reported in the media, the headlines seem fairly shocking: “Struggling pupils don’t catch up” (BBC News Online) “Results show stark classroom divide between rich and poor” (The Independent) “’Shocking waste of talent’ as schools fail pupils” (Daily Mirror) However league tables do not always give the …

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