20 June 2008

The Queen's Birthday Honours (Part 1)

About a year ago I posted about a petition to get Justin Fletcher made an OBE. This years Queen's Birthday Honours have now been announced and I'm pleased to report that Justin has been awarded an MBE for Services to Children's Broadcasting and to the Voluntary Sector.

So what has Justin done? Justin is the presenter of 'Something Special' which has raised awareness of signing (using Makaton) and put children with special needs onto mainstream children's television (Something Special is shown on CBeebies). Each programme focuses on aspects of the children's world about them (for example, shopping, food, pets and toys) and the format is simple, fun and informative with the language used throughout each programme being supported by Makaton signs and symbols.

Well done Justin.

No comments: