Children in Whitby talking the talk

Whitby's communication ambassadors
Whitby's communication ambassadors

CHILDREN in Whitby have been helped to get the best start in life by a team of communication ambassadors.

Eleven volunteers were recognised for their contribution to improving communication in children at a special event at Whitby & District Children’s Centre.

The local team of communication ambassadors are part of a national project run by children’s communication charity, I CAN, and The Communication Trust to promote the importance of developing the talking and listening skills of under fives.

Their task is to reach 220 families in the Whitby area and early indications show they are on course to meet their target.

The Communication Ambassadors were presented with certificates for completing their training and achieving their targets for reaching families.

Emma Rowe, Communication Ambassador and manager at Coliseum Kids said, “I have loved getting involved and being trained as a Communication Ambassador.

“It has really helped develop my confidence and skills, as well as putting me in the position to help many of my friends, neighbours and members of my local community.

“I have already reached at least 40 families by displaying and sharing the information and resources at my nursery and through our strong links with the local children’s centre and health visitors who help spread the word even further.”