Christmas videos raise awareness of Makaton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 December 2019

Ali Pennington wants Weston to become a Makaton-friendly town. Picture: Ali Pennington

Ali Pennington wants Weston to become a Makaton-friendly town. Picture: Ali Pennington

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A Weston woman has released videos every day this month to raise awareness of Makaton.

Ali Pennington wants Weston to become a Makaton-friendly town. Picture: Ali PenningtonAli Pennington wants Weston to become a Makaton-friendly town. Picture: Ali Pennington

Ali Pennington has released Makaton Christmas countdown videos every day throughout December as she aims for Weston to become a Makaton-friendly town.

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate.

Ali said: "For the past month I have been out teaching one Christmas sign to people who represent their community group, business or public service and videoing them doing it.

"Both Boost Academy and @Worle are becoming Makaton-friendly and in the new year I will be training at Weston Museum, the Blakehay Theatre and Visit Weston as part of my implementation strategy across the town.

"It's been a lot of work but I'm really happy with the response from everyone in the community and it's been so much fun."

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