As a school, we recognise the importance of supporting children’s emotional health and wellbeing as well as their academic learning. Now that the children have returned to school, we wish to continue to offer opportunities for families to engage in activities that promote time together and having fun!
Each week, we will be suggesting an activity that both your child/ren and your family may like to participate in to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Deaf Awareness Week – Learning Sign Language
Deaf Awareness Week is running from Monday 3rd May to Sunday 9th May 2021. This year’s theme is: ‘Coming Through it Together’ and aims to raise awareness of hearing loss, celebrate exceptional individuals and focus on how to be more inclusive.
1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by hearing loss. Around 2 million people in the UK have hearing aids – about 800,000 are severely or profoundly deaf. There are currently around 50,000 children with hearing loss.
Adults and children who are deaf or hearing impaired can face communication barriers which can make people:
- feel isolated;
- feel excluded from society;
- feel low;
- have a lack of confidence.
For this week’s Wellbeing Weekend activity, we would like to give you the opportunity to learn some British Sign Language (BSL). Can you learn how to sign these common greeting?