Making children’s nurseries as deaf-friendly as possible

Check out this fantastic video from the National Deaf Children’s Society on how to make nurseries as deaf-friendly as possible.

Please share this video with any friends who might like to watch it, or send this link https://youtu.be/TGhcSirQnmA to your child’s nursery.

If you work in a nursery or other early years/primary school educational setting please contact WDDA to find out more about how our bespoke deaf awareness and introduction to British Sign Language courses can support you to help deaf and hard of hearing children reach their potential.

Well done to Maisie Sly from Swindon

Well done to Maisie Sly from Swindon. Wow!, what a positive role model and inspiration for all who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, particularly profoundly deaf young people and their families.

If you live in Wiltshire television area you have probably seen the clip before. But if not watch it to the end, the presenter says it all.

We are proud of you Maisie!

Jersey Eisteddfod of Performing Arts – November 2017

Many thanks for all your messages of support for our participation in the Jersey Eisteddfod of Performing Arts this weekend!

Well, the Billy Dorkin’s best Choir Trophy has been prised from our grasp by Vision Signing Choir, deservedly beating us into 2nd place by 1 mark. They are a particularly inclusive choir , so many congratulations to them and their leaders!

We are justifiably proud of again achieving a performance of Distinction in this section, so cannot be too disappointed!

We were inspired by Stef Davis and Liz Linard who won the afternoon ensemble section with a Commended performance against 6 other excellent performances including our own Isobel Heaton, Louise Allen and Jan Clark who achieved a Merit for an innovative and well coordinated performance of Born To Love You, complete with dark glasses and leather jackets!

This was followed by an awe inspiring, tear jerking solo performance by Stef Davis, just missing out on an award of Outstanding, again by one mark, but well ahead of the rest of the field of 8 including George Raggett who still managed a performance of Merit.

So all in all a great weekend that will inspire and motivate us to maintain and improve our standards as we try and bring signed performances to the attention of yet more audiences in this coming year.