Athletes visit schools to celebrate the Communication Triathlon

This month, four fantastic athletes have visited schools in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset and Kent to celebrate pupils involvement in the Communication Triathlon. The visits included assemblies where the athletes gave talks to the students about the importance of communication in sport. Pupils in all the schools were really excited about the visits, and asked some fantastic questions to the athletes. …

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Dawn House School students exhibit photos exploring Mansfield’s industrial past

Students from I CAN’s Dawn House School, in year 10 and the Further Education department exhibited their photography work throughout June at Ravenshead Library in Nottingham as part of a project to explore Mansfield’s industrial past. The Dawn House School project focused on the mining industry in the Mansfield area. The students were asked to document the coal mining past …

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Inspirational Neil Burgess carries the Olympic torch – photo gallery

On Saturday 7th July, Neil Burgess, Meath School parent who has raised over £4000 for I CAN since 2010, carried the Olympic Torch through Hertford. Many of Neil’s family and friends braved the rain to watch this once in a lifetime event. See the gallery here:

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Gravesham schools celebrate improvements in pupils’ communication through A Chance to Talk

On 4 July, staff from eight Gravesham primary schools gathered at Raynehurst Primary School to celebrate their involvement in A Chance to Talk, a two year project that improves the speech, language and communication skills of all pupils and provides targeted support for those who need additional help. I CAN Chief Executive, Virginia Beardshaw, presented certificates at the event to …

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Rt Hon Michael Gove MP visits I CAN’s Meath School

Today (Friday 6th July) Education Secretary Rt Hon Michael Gove MP visited I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey to meet with pupils, parents and staff. Meath School is a special school run by I CAN, the children’s communication charity, for children aged 4 to 11 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), including Asperger’s Syndrome. Meath …

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