TALK Derby DAY - 1 July 2020

TALK Derby DAY is your opportunity to promote the speech, language and communication skills we all need to succeed in life.

Because of the Coronavirus restrictions, this ambitious event is now changing focus. TALK Derby DAY recognises many workplaces are closed and families are staying at home.

The emphasis now will be on encouraging events in the home, and using video links and other technology to have conversations with friends and loved-ones elsewhere.

TALK Derby will be sharing additional resources and tips in the coming weeks, including home-based ideas for parents and carers, businesses and for small groups of children. These will be shared on this page and our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Some resources to help you plan your event for TALK Derby DAY

Download our resources pack. This contains more ideas for activities on the day and details of how schools, nurseries and other settings can win a cash prize to help them further improve communication, speech and language provision for children.

Downloadable TALK Derby DAY resource pack

We also have a blank poster to download so you can promote your event. Please encourage others to take part in TALK Derby DAY too.

TALK Derby DAY poster template

Share with us what you are doing for TALK Derby DAY

It's really important we know in advance what you'll be doing on TALK Derby DAY. So between now and 1 July, please contact our promotional team at to tell us what you're planning and where.

Win £250 for your school or setting!

On 1 July, we want to hear about your events as they happen. Share your pictures and news on social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) using the hashtag #talkderbyday.*

All individuals, groups and organisations which do so will be entered into a prize draw to win £250 for a city-based school or setting.

We'd especially love to see your photos and videos. However, if you're unable to share images from your event, text-only posts will do. Just don't forget to add #talkderbyday.

The prize draw winner chosen will receive £250 to spend on supporting speech, language and communication development for their child’s school or setting. Schools and settings can also enter and win.

If a business or other non-educational organisation or individual wins the draw, they won’t be eligible to receive the money themselves. Instead, they’ll be asked to nominate a local setting of their choice to benefit from the prize.

If you don’t have access to social media on 1 July, you can still enter the prize draw by sending your event photos and text directly to us.

To do so, please use the form below:

Please submit your TALK Derby DAY images and text by 2 July 2020. The winners will be notified by Friday 10 July 2020.

Whether you're in education, business, a community group or other organisation, please save the date - let's TALK Derby!

*by using the #talkderbyday hashtag on 1 July, you are giving TALK Derby explicit permission to share your images through our social media channels, website and newsletters. We will also be using a selection of images from your events to create a digital photo montage of the day.