[Press & Publications] SUCCESS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF [Education; Communications]



June 2000

No 115

Innovative communications programme in schools brings results

Success goes hand in hand with improved communications, schoolchildren in Leicestershire are discovering thanks to a project spearheaded by the University of Leicester.

A programme used in schools, devised by the University's School of Education, develops children's spoken and written language at 14 different levels - and shows how this impacts on primary, secondary and tertiary learning needs.

Now a film has been made on the programme and will be launched at a special showing at Sir Jonathon North Community College on June 13, 2.30pm.

Dr Rosemary Sage, of the University's School of Education, said: The University, through its teaching initiative, has supported the development of materials for the project - a manual and video.

Human Communication International, Afasic (Association of Speech Impaired Children and Young People) and the Millennium Commission have supported the whole school initiative.

The programme is called the Communication Opportunity Group Scheme. It attempts to translate what is known about helping people develop personal, social and academic success skills. It is based on a model of how ideas are developed and expressed both verbally and non-verbally in speaking and writing.

The seminar at Sir Jonathan North Community College will disseminate the project which took place at Knighton Fields Primary School and Sir Jonathan North Community College on 13 June, 2.30 pm and will be attended by The High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Anthony Wessel and his wife.

NOTE TO NEWSDESK: FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DR ROSEMARY SAGE ON 0116 252 5786.

PHOTOCALL: PLEASE NOTE LAUNCH AT SIR JONATHON NORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON JUNE 13, 2.30 PM.


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