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Say Hello to ‘Shine a Light’

  • Say Hello to ‘Shine a Light’

The children's workforce has been invited to take part in the Hello campaign awards for developing youngsters' communication.

Launched today by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment as part of the national year of communication, the ‘Shine a Light’ awards aim to highlight the excellent work carried out to develop the communication skills of young people, from birth to the teenage years, while encouraging improved practice in 2011 and beyond.

There are 12 awards up for grabs, including three ‘Communication Friendly’ awards; three ‘Team of the Year’ awards; an award for ‘Communication Strategy’ and ‘Commissioning’; and the ‘Hello Young Person of the Year Award’. The winners will be announced at a ceremony taking place at Pearson’s head office in London on November 23rd.

Applications are being encouraged from a wide range of settings, professionals and individuals – those who work with children and young people and those responsible for planning children’s services, as well as parents and young people.

If you’d like to put yourself forward, log on to www.helloawards.co.uk where you can complete an application form and tell the organisers how your work meets the qualities they have identified. Applications will be considered by a judging panel, which includes Communication Champion, Jean Gross.

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Pie Corbett