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Friday, 8 May 2009

Signing in schools

To promote Deaf Awareness Week terptree's been into two local schools over the past couple of days to teach some basic signing.

On Thursday 7th it was Francis Bailey in Thatcham then this
morning (Friday 8th) we were at Kennet School in the town.

During both sessions pupils were taught finger spelling before moving on to more complex signs. They learnt how to answer questions like, "How old are you? Do you have any siblings? Do you have any pets?"

The kids picked it up very quickly and really enjoyed signing to each other. At the end they each got a Deaf Aware certificate and a badge and teachers even encouraged them to teach their classmates!

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