A magical morning for Meath! by Pat Robinson, Meath School

Meath children had a very special treat on 13 December – a visit from 7 members of the London Chamber Orchestra, famous for taking part in the Royal Wedding earlier this year. We had arranged with Caroline Welsh, working with the LCO, to organise activities, throughout the morning, to introduce the children to the instruments, to listen to music and …

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The Hello Journey – guest post by Anita Kerwin-Nye, Director of The Communication Trust

What a year it’s been! Hello, the national year of communication, has exceeded expectations. Hello is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community sector organisations with expertise in children’s speech, language and communication, in partnership with Jean Gross, the Government’s Communication Champion.  Hello set out to make children and young people’s communication development a …

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Humf joins Chatterbox Challenge 2012

Humf is a furry thing.  He is short, round, purple and awfully cuddly.  At three years old Humf is full of wonder at the world, and is always eager to explore the new things he sees around him.  Doing things isn’t always easy for Humf, whether he’s trying to do a somersault, looking for his shadow or just run as …

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Example gives an exclusive interview to Raising Your Game’s Javid (aged 16)

Leading singer and rapper Example gave an exclusive interview to a young people with from Mencap’s Raising Your Game project on Saturday November 26 at Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions. Leading the interview was Javid, aged 16, and member of Raising Your Game in Hertfordshire since January after getting in trouble with the police and receiving a caution. A fan of …

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Talking with teenagers

Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their children’s lives. It’s through interaction with parents and other adults that speech and language actually develop and this continues to be true right through a young person’s life. But in the often challenging adolescent years, it can be hard for parents and young people to really …

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