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If you are Santa's little helper at a grotto this year, come along to our Signing for Santas workshop on Thursday 1st November. Learn key Christmas signs so that you are able to make Christmas even more magical for children of all abilities. Visit

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Signing for Santa (and his helpers)

Derwen College is running a Signing for Santas workshop again this year. Santas and elves completing the workshop will have no difficulty understanding what children want this Christmas

The 2.5-hour fun workshop teaches essential Makaton signs and symbols to make the grotto experience magical for youngsters of all abilities.

The workshop will be run by a Makaton tutor on Thursday 1st November 2018 from 2-4.30pm. The cost per person (or elf) is £10.

At the workshop you will learn Christmas Makaton signs and symbols to help you communicate with children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Makaton is a language programme designed to support spoken language with signs and symbols.

Julie Hawkins, Head of Speech and Language Therapy, said: “Last year we ran a very successful Signing for Santas workshop for the first time. This year we are running the workshop again on November 1st. Santas and elves have the opportunity to learn the signs and time to practice, ready for their busy Christmas season. The workshop will be a lot of fun and will ensure that Santa and his helpers are never lost for words. We want the grotto experience to be truly special for all children.”

For further information telephone 01691 661234 ext 230 or email [email protected]
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