Our Reading Centre were delighted to welcome Rebecca Jackson, television presenter, racing driver and motoring journalist to meet the children and see our work.
Rebecca currently presents car video reviews for “What Car?” and is filming a new 20-part TV show for Dave. Last year, she co-hosted a 10-part series for CBBC, has a weekly column in The Telegraph and is a motoring expert. She and fellow correspondent Andrew Frankel set a new Guinness World Record for the most amount of countries visited using a single tank of fuel in an Audi A6.
Rebecca has begun writing her own children’s stories and we had the honour of hearing two of the stories first before publication. All are centred around racing driving with moral messages set to captivate and inspire youngsters. The children were treated to ‘Drink Water’ and ‘Fearless in the Dark’, which kept their attention throughout.
It was such a delight to see children using Makaton to follow the story and see their faces light up throughout. Rebecca proved to be a natural stortyteller, using her voice and facial expressions to connect with the children.
With high fives afterwards, we loved every minute and are incredibly grateful to Rebecca for giving us her time and sharing her new endeavours. We look forward to seeing the stories in print, having experienced them first hand.
To celebrate our 35th birthday and all that we have achieved, we are inviting 35 famous faces to our work over the year. We hope that they will learn more about our work and understand our passion for children with additional needs and disabilities. We are confident that they will captivate the children’s imagination and take them on new adventures through story-telling; really being part of their day and helping them on their learning journey.
Watch this space for more names to be announced and join us this year to celebrate 35 years of supporting children with SEND to fulfil their promise.