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Give me BSL: A list of where to learn and watch British Sign Language online!

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Here is a list curated by Deaf Parents Deaf Children showing you all the recommended places you can learn BSL, watch BSL stories and watch television programmes with BSL online.


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CBBC Newsround presented in BSL, for Deaf Awareness week!

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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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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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DPDC Camping 2016 – Book your places now!

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Last year all the DPDC kids had an amazing time cycling, swimming, playing games, going on walks and making new friends at the Ashbourne Heights Country Park in Derbyshire. We will be returning there on the August bank holiday weekend – Friday 26th- Monday 28th!  15 pitches have been reserved, more pitches can be added if needed. To avoid missing out please book your places as soon as possible.

How to book your place
1. Transfer £30 online to Deaf Parents Deaf Children, Sort code: 40-27-33, Account number: 91530941. Use your ‘family name + camping’ as reference (So we know you’ve paid!)
2.  Download and fill in the DPDC Camping 2016 Form and email it to dpdccamping@gmail.com

Date: August Bank Holiday, Friday 26th – Monday 29th August 2016!

Cost
£21 per night for two people (£21 x 3 = £66)
£26 per night for two people with an electric hook-up (£26 x 3 = £78)

These prices includes 2 people, which can be made up of 2 adults or 1 adult, 1 child, and one car.

As we’re staying on a bank holiday weekend there is a minimum 3-night stay.

Any extra adults, children, dogs (2 max per pitch), gazebos, or extra cars are charged at £3 per night each.

Child = aged 3 – 17 years.
Infants = aged 2 years and under – free.

Last years camping report! http://deafparentsdeafchildren.co.uk/dpdc-camping-2015-report-and-photos/

Ashbourne Heights Website: http://www.ashbourne-heights.co.uk

This is an event for deaf parents with deaf children. If there’s one parent that is hearing – they are very welcome! Hearing brothers and sisters are also very welcome! Please get in touch if you aren’t sure. Thanks!

If you have any questions, please email dpdccamping@gmail.com

 


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3D Derby Deaf Drama: Cinderella’s Last Ball – Saturday 5th December at 3pm

3D Derby Deaf Drama return to Déda with another magical Christmas show for families.  Join 3D Theatre Company as they re-tell the classic fairytale of Cinderella; With lots of laughter, singing and dancing for all the family to enjoy.  Previous productions have all been a HUGE hit with Deaf Parents Deaf Children families – we can’t wait to watch Cinderella’s Last Ball!
There are four performances – it is recommended that Deaf Parents Deaf Children families buy tickets for the Saturday 6th December performance at 3pm – so deaf children can enjoy the show and make new friends from around the country!  Don’t miss out, tickets are £7!

 

Address: Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

Saturday 5th: 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 6th:12pm & 3pmhttp://www.deda.uk.com/whats-on/3d-derby-deaf-drama-cinderellas-last-ball/

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Bowood House – Saturday 9th July 2016 – Save the date!

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On Saturday 9th July 2016, Deaf Parents Deaf Children are hosting another fun day out for all DPDC families at the Bowood House and Adventure Playground in Wiltshire. Don’t miss out and save the date!

Hidden in the rolling hills of Wiltshire, the Bowood estate boasts one of the best adventure playgrounds in the country. A life-size pirate ship complete with rigging and a crows nest as well as a ‘space dive’ which featured giant slides aptly called the ‘slide of death’, chutes, trampolines and high-level rope walks.

Times: The venue opens at 11am and closes at 6pm.
Address: Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ.

Bowood Website: http://www.bowood.org/bowood-house/adventure-playground-and-soft-play-palace/

 


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