No Pens Day Wednesday 2017 Evaluation
An article from the Communication Trust.
No Pens Day Wednesday 2017 was the seventh year of our national speaking and listening event - we were able to reach over 1,000 new schools and settings, taking our total number of sign ups to over 7,000!
The feedback you have given us has been really encouraging - 80% of respondents said that taking part in the day raised their awareness of speech, language and communication needs, 96% said they’d do things differently around school as a result of their involvement, and 19% reported they had identified pupils who were struggling with spoken language that they’d not known about before. No matter what setting you’re working in, there are a range of No Pens Day Wednesday ideas and resources that can help your pupils and students put down their pens and pick up their language – the resources stay on our website all year round, so you’re free to run your day whenever suits you best.