CBBC Newsround presented in BSL, for Deaf Awareness week!

Newsround BSL
Deaf Parents Deaf Children were delighted to see the episode of Newsround being presented in BSL this week. Only a shame that it was only for Deaf Awareness week as having a BSL presenter would be beneficial for all children, deaf or hearing to have access to Newsround in BSL as well as English. Especially when children in this country watch this programme regularly in schools. The benefits would be countless – hearing children get to learn another language, it would raise awareness of BSL which is much needed to raise the quality of life for deaf people, deaf children won’t be left out while watching this in school, children who are hearing who use sign language to communicate won’t be left out, having BSL as well as English presented would promote bilingualism.

Access to the news in BSL should be a fundamental right for deaf children who communicate in BSL.   Appropriately qualified and skilled interpreters is not guaranteed in schools across the country, having the news delivered by qualified BSL signers will ensure all deaf children who communicate in BSL have consistent access to the news every day from qualified signers.

Watch it by clicking here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36204509


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BSL family sessions at the Horniman Museum on Saturday 7th May

The Horniman Museum are celebrating International Dawn Chorus Day with a number of different events aimed at families on Saturday 7thMay.  Our popular ‘Hands On’ and ‘Art Makers’ family sessions will also be interpreted into BSL on this day to mark the end of Deaf Awareness Week.

Hands On Flying allows families to touch and explore objects from our Natural History collection.  Come along and find out which animals can fly and which can’t  – you may just be surprised! These sessions are free and open to families with children aged 3+, tickets are available from the chalkboard in front of the Information Desk 30 minutes before the start of each session.

Session times:

 11.45 am & 1.00 pm

In our Art Makers sessions, we will be making some Bouncing Birds – you’ll decorate a beautiful bird with folded wings which can bounce up and down on elastic.  These sessions carry a charge of £3 per child. 

Session times:

 1.30 pm & 2.45 pm

More details here:   http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/calendar/date/2016-05-07/interval/0

 


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Deaffest 2016 Full Day Workshop Activities For Children

Deaffest 2016 will be having a comedy theme this year and there will be some super fun activities for children aged 5-8 and 9-11. The full day workshop activities will take place at Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton on Saturday 7th May 2016 from10am to 4pm.

For age 5-8 group, please visit www.deaffest.co.uk/deaffest2016-fulldayworkshop5-8 for information and application form.

For age 9-11 group, please visit www.deaffest.co.uk/deaffest2016-fulldayworkshop9-11 for information and application form.


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Special Children Day at the London Zoo

Date: 7 May-8 May. All day

Venue: ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY

Special Children’s Day is a unique annual event at ZSL London Zoo welcoming children with special needs and their families and friends. With increased specialist facilities and number of staff, as well as special interactive events and discounted entry, the Special Children’s Day is an exciting and exceptional event not to be missed.

Hear the Lions roar at London Zoo


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Under the Sea Family Discovery Day for families of deaf children on Saturday 7th May

Under the Sea Family Discovery Day  for families of deaf children  on Saturday 7th May 2016  from 12pm-4pm in the Clore centre  at the British Museum in London.
Join us for a day of FREE and fabulous activities. Make, look, touch, sign, explore and laugh. This event is fully accessible for families with deaf children and parents, but all families are welcome. In our Under the Sea Family Discovery Day you can explore Museum galleries, take an underwater family selfie in our photo booth, make a piece of treasure to take home and enjoy stories of the sea. All areas of the Museum are fully accessible for buggies and wheelchair users. Bring your own packed lunch to eat in the Family Lunch Room at the Museum. Suitable for all age groups. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information visit: www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on or email: learning@britishmuseum.org
Under Sea Discovery Day Webpage  |  Under Sea Discovery Day Flyer

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Storytelling and Music sessions for 0-4 years old (BSL Session)

Date: 10 May at 11:30AM

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon deliver a series of sessions for babies and toddlers, aiming to engage and encourage interaction between parents/carers and their little ones using musical instruments, singing, movement and stories.

We will be running a BSL signed session for deaf and hearing-impaired children on 10 May at 11.30am. Book tickets on 020 7589 8212 or online using your promo code.

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/storytelling-and-music-sessions-for-0-4-year-olds/


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Would you like to help make autism assessments better for deaf children?

DIADS Poster V3 3.9.15 copy


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DPDC Day out – SIGNtific Saturday at the Science Museum 6th Feb – FREE

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11.30pm DPDC meet and greet

Catch up with everyone on the Lower Ground Floor in the Exploring Space Gallery/Soft play and cafe area before we head to the Icy Cool Adventure.

1.30pm Icy Cool Adventure for ages 7 and under
Explore the wondrous wintry world of Iceland in this fun, interactive storytelling session with erupting volcanoes, giant glaciers and a little bit of imagination.

3.30pm Rocket Dogs for ages 7 and under
Three… two… one… Blast off! Find out about rockets and see how they fly. Make and launch your very own brave Rocket Dog into space to go boldly in the paw-prints of the real Rocket Dogs of the past!

How to get there: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/getting_here.aspx


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