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Sign2Sing – Transforming the Lives of Deaf People

After a very busy week of practising ‘Friends Forever’ in Sign Language, our pupils finally got the chance to perform it in the playground and at Trinity Road Chapel to an excited audience which included Sign2Sing Chief Executive James Watson-O’Neill and members of the Sign2Sing fundraising team.

Sign2sing is in its 8th year, helping fund projects that improve the lives of vulnerable deaf children and adults by helping them access help and advice on the things that matter to them in Sign Language. Imagine living in a world where you cannot communicate with the people around you, from your doctor to someone in a shop. That’s what the world is like for many deaf people. Deaf people can often feel isolated, unable to access information and advice that can help them live happy and healthy lives. Something hearing people take for granted.

This is a great event, joining over 500 schools across the country to promote the use of sign language. Our current focus is on bringing signing into health services for young people, but really this is about the removal of barriers to deaf people across all ages.

James Watson-O’Neill

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We really enjoyed taking part in ‘sign2sing week’ and would like to thank the Sign2Sing team, Oak Lodge School and Sellincourt Primary School for coming along to share this special moment with us!

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