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.

On 1 July 2020, we're inviting organisations across Derby to stage activities which encourage face-to-face conversations - between adults, and with children and young people.

  • For schools, nurseries and others working with young children, this may involve story-telling, 'show and tell' sessions, games or picnics.
  • For secondary schools and colleges, the focus could be on a 'no pens' day, group discussions, staging debates or practising interviews.
  • For employers, TALK Derby DAY provides opportunities for networking with colleagues, desk swaps or an email-free day.

These are our ideas, but yours are bound to be better! You may also have other activities in the pipeline which you can choose to stage on 1 July 2020, as part of TALK Derby DAY.

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 groups and organisations which do so will be entered into a prize draw for £250.

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 in their school or setting.

If a business or other non-educational organisation 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.