The 2017 Shine a Light Awards, run by Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, took place on 23rd March 2017 and were hosted by singer and theatre star Gareth Gates. The Shine a Light Awards is a national awards scheme that celebrates innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development.
Gareth Gates, host of the 2017 Shine a Light Awards, said: “The dedication of Caspian is outstanding. Being able to communicate with confidence is often taken for granted but for many it is an everyday struggle. I have found my stutter crippling at times but I have learnt ways to manage my difficulties with the support of others.
“It is heart-warming to know that other children and young people across England are getting the support they need to develop and achieve goals that may not have been possible otherwise. Caspian should be extremely proud of his award.”
Chris Hall, Director of Clinical Assessment at Pearson, said: “Congratulations to Caspian for his Pearson Outstanding Achievement Award. His dedication and commitment to improving the outcomes for those in and around Manchester is humbling.“
"This is the fifth year we have run the Awards and we remain blown away by the standard of applications. They give an amazing insight into the unsung work that is taking place across the country to improve the speech, language and communication skills of children and y