The Communication Trust


Shine a Light Awards

Pearson and The Communication Trust have once again joined forces to launch the seventh Shine a Light Awards.

Entries for this year open at the end of August with the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 21st March 2019. Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley, also known as the Lost Voice Guy will be performing at the event alongside a soon-to-be-announced celebrity host. 

The awards not only celebrate the hard work and determination of children and young people with SLCN but also seek to recognise the incredible contributions of teams, schools, settings, young people and individuals across England who champion innovative work and excellence in supporting children and young people's communication development. 

Comedian Adam Hess puts children's communication development in the spotlight at National Awards

Shine a Light awards

The winners of the 2018 Shine a Light Awards, a national awards scheme that celebrates innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development, have been revealed today (22nd March 2018) by learning company Pearson, in partnership with The Communication Trust.

The awards, which took place at Pearson’s headquarters in London, were hosted by stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Adam Hess, who struggled with dyslexia and an immense fear of public speaking when he was younger. 

17 individuals and teams across 10 award categories were recognised, as well as children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Winners included:

Jonathan Bryan from Chippenham – Young Person of the Year