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Deaf Awareness Week

Posted at 10:04 am on 18th July, 2019

Communication for all

In the summer term, Anti-bullying Ambassadors helped promote Deaf Awareness Week.

As part of their campaign, they devised a plan to raise awareness for those affected by deafness and to promote communication for all. 

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The ambassadors first worked with Year 7 students in sessions which discussed living with deafness and how they can help others by learning some basic British Sign Language.

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Students responded eagerly and respectfully, by learning and performing basic introductions in sign language, such as “hello” and “how are you?”

Mr Dougherty, Assistant Head of House, said:

“As a welcoming and inclusive school, Wellacre strives to raise awareness of the diversity of students and the impact on their day-to-day lives.  

“By joining Deaf Awareness Week and promoting communication for all, as well as making plans for the next academic year, our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are more than fulfilling their role.”

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Year 7 Jack, went above and beyond by learning how to sign his own name and a ‘welcome to Wellacre’ message. 

In preparation for 2019/20, the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors also spoke with a teaching assistant, who supports deaf students at Wellacre.  With their support, in September, the ambassadors will work to raise awareness of the difficulties overcome by deaf students and to incorporate learning the basics of sign language across the school.