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vikki wren

Joe's 26 miles in 26 days

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]EVERY CHILD DESERVES AN EDUCATION[/p][p]Our local Down's Syndrome Charity, 21 Together, supported Joe and our home learning journey throughout the long lockdown of Summer 2020! The overwhelming success of their online early intervention videos for children with Downs Syndrome has given them, and us, the dream that for Christmas 2020 the project could be launched for all the children with Down’s syndrome in the UK and beyond. It’s about time 2020 showed some positivity and you can help us make that happen![/p][p]During November we will walk a mile a day for 26 days. The equivalent of a Marathon over the month. It will most likely be in the dark, probably cold, maybe raining but, we all know that Joe will march on stoically (with the lure of our route being planned to turn around for the homeward leg at the local shop and packet of chocolate buttons will no doubt be procured) It's not going to be a quick mile, have you seen how short his little legs are? - but we're used to putting in the effort to ensure Joe and his little buddies all get the best education possible so onwards we march![/p][p]How can you help? The smallest donation would make the biggest difference to a child with Down's Syndrome's educational journey and, in turn, their lives! [/p][p][br][/p][p]The longer story:[/p][p]For too long now, children with Down’s syndrome have been lost in a system that doesn’t fully understand their needs or value the huge potential for learning that exists within our community. Children with Down’s syndrome DO NOT have a consistent ‘global delay’. They have a specific learning profile with their own strengths and weaknesses and research has shown that certain approaches to teaching and learning can be very effective with our children. But still this access is restricted; generally reserved for those with the means to pay for the right support, or those who know how to survive in a complex system of education and care.[/p][p][b]Teach me too[/b] is here is for everyone. Regardless of wealth, race, background or education. Every child with Down’s syndrome should be able to access this new fantastic resource.[/p][p]What is [b]TEACH ME TOO[/b]?[/p][p]*Video library of short videos delivered directly to the children.[/p][p]*Each stage has 20 videos between 10-15 minutes.[/p][p]*10 Videos are produced and led by Inclusively Down (specialist teachers)[/p][p]*10 Videos are produced and led by Key Communication (specialist speech therapist).[/p][p]*All videos are designed to use the strengths of learning for children with Down’s syndrome and to target key areas of the curriculum.[/p][p]*The videos can be watched independently by children but work best when an adult supports them. They can then use the techniques to continue learning at home or in school.[/p][p]*Two stages have been produced so far.[/p][p]*Resources have been specially designed to support this programme and these will be available although these are not currently covered by the funding at this stage. [/p][p][b]Learn more about the programme via [/b][url=https://21together.org.uk/teach-me-too?fbclid=IwAR0Jxj_7-mNvim4CsAQputeOYMUgpQTj6R06SOgFffX4ZUIRmbiAiRR8N7o][b]https://21together.org.uk/teach-me-too[/b][/url][/p][p]Currently, the programme has received funding to launch in Kent only. To make it available for the whole of the UK, and even the world, we need to raise funds to pay to buy the videos outright, and distribute them for free to absolutely everyone. They will benefit a range of learning needs, and although they are designed with children with Down’s syndrome in mind they would be a fantastic resource for any child. Certainly Joe's twin Olly is just as enthusiastic to watch and participate in these activities.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

26 Nov 2020



Nov 22, 2020

Mrs Marston Teaching Assistant

Well Done Joe, You are Superboy

Nov 21, 2020

Helen kalonji

So love seeing Joe’s journey on Fb. And your tireless efforts Vikki to raise awareness and funds for Joe and all the other amazing kids. Awesome achievement Joe on your walking 😍👏xx


Nov 21, 2020

Elaine Robertson

Well done everybody. Xx


Nov 21, 2020


Thank you Joe for doing this.


Nov 20, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 20, 2020

Paul Maggie Ryan Liam and Jessica

Welldone guys! Brilliant achievement x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 20, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 20, 2020



Nov 20, 2020

Juliete Harpur

Joe you inspiration Thank you for always being a ray of sunshine

Nov 20, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid