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Dawn House School end of year events

On Thursday 27th June, I CAN’s Dawn House School was given ‘licence to party’ as it hosted a James Bond themed end of year celebration. Students from Year 11, Further Education and their families were invited to dress up in their finery and join us to bid a fond farewell to the students who are leaving us for pastures new. …

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No Pens Day Wednesday is back for 2013!

Now in its third year, we are looking forward to No Pens Day Wednesday 2013. This year the event will take place on Wednesday 9th October and offers support to schools to really boost their pupils’ communication skills by focussing on speaking and listening activities for the whole day across every class and lesson. No Pens Day Wednesday reached over …

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Art Week

Meath School Art Week by Nicki Ray, Meath School Art Teacher

Last month, we had a whole week off timetable for Art Week at I CAN’s Meath School. The week began with Green Class visiting Watts Gallery in Compton. We went to the nearby chapel en route, a place of real awe and wonder (do visit if you have an opportunity!). We studied Victorian paintings, looked at sculptures and had an …

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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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Improving pupils’ communication skills with Achievement for All 3As by I CAN Communication Advisor, Maxine Burns

At the beginning of this month, I CAN announced their new partnership with education charity Achievement for All 3As. This project will mean the two charities working closely together to help primary and secondary schools throughout England improve their pupils’ communication skills. Since communication is the foundation life skill and underpins all areas of children’s learning, including reading and writing, …

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