Perhaps inevitably, change, reform and funding were the hot button topics at the AAC event this year. And the river of rhetoric flowing from the fascinating keynote speeches, exhibition, workshops and the many coffee-break conversations had, will be taken home, digested and placed in the context of each participant's own priorities over the coming weeks and months.
It’s 2008. The Great Britain team is competing at the Olympics in Beijing. It’s the golden age of the reality TV talent show and Alexandra Burke’s ‘Hallelujah’ is the bestselling single of the year. High Street store Woolworths are closing their doors for the last time and Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister. With his support, the very first National Apprenticeship Week is launched by the National Apprenticeship Service.
Somewhat perversely, modern humans have traditionally adopted January as the month for new resolutions. Looking forward, not backwards, and planning for the year ahead (hopefully with renewed optimism) gets us through our post-holiday torpor.
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