Students complete sign language course

Sixth-form students have been learning how to break down communication barriers by completing a course in basic sign language.

Around 30 students from Year 12 took part in the six-week after-school course led by Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF).

A tutor visited school every Wednesday to teach students basic sign language, including the alphabet, numbers, instructions, directions and popular everyday phrases.

Students said the experience had been a positive one.

Rattan Bhorjee said: “Sign language has enabled me to communicate with those who I wouldn’t have previously been able to. It was also a lot of fun.”

DEAF supports people who are deaf or hard of hearing to promote equal access and improve attainment as well as breaking down barriers of communication by teaching hearing people the culture and language of the deaf community.

 

Posted on May 5, 2016 .