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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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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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Another amazing day at Bowood House!

On Saturday 11th of July Deaf Parents Deaf Children returned to Bowood for the third time, and what a fantastic day it was! 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. The kids were let loose while the parents caught up on the latest news and got acquainted with new friends.  Once everyone arrived and settled into the fantastic surroundings, all the parents and kids gathered into one big circle and introduced themselves to each other.

After lunch we all had a big game of toilet tag, followed by rounders outside Bowood house. We then all went for a lovely walk by the glorious lake and visited the caves, which were quite spooky – needless to say the kids loved walking into pitch darkness! We all came out to a view of a beautiful waterfall.  This year all the kids bravely paddled out into the stream and climbed the rocks next to the waterfall.


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Against Captains Orders – A BSL interpreted theatre experience from Punchdrunk for Deaf people and their families

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If you’ve never heard of Punchdrunk​ – They have pioneered a game changing form of immersive theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences.

Lilli and I went to ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ last year and LOVED it as it was so visual and mesmerising, so on behalf of DPDC we have worked with the National Maritime Museum Greenwich to put on a BSL interpreted theatre experience of ‘Against Captain’s Orders’. If Punchdrunks past shows are anything to go buy you and your kids will love it! Please share this with your BSL friends, the deadline for priority tickets is July 1st, then the tickets are made public.

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“Prepare to explore. You are the crew of HMS Adventure. Together we will set sail into the uncharted.”

Glan, Museum Curator

National Maritime Museum Greenwich and Punchdrunk Enrichment present an exciting new experience for 6-12 year olds and their families.

This is an adventure through the museum’s collection of maritime objects and their histories.

Get ready to experience history like never before as you and your family join the crew of HMS Adventure. Meet our fearless curators, put on a lifejacket, and step into the action. Anyone brave enough to get on board will not believe what will happen next.

Against Captain’s Orders is exciting and perhaps a tiny bit dangerous…

Performance dates and times: Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 12:00 & 17:10
Tickets: £19.75 per person
To enter this experience you must attend as a family group of adults and children (6-12 yrs).

To make a priority booking, please email the Bookings team by 1 July: bookings@rmg.co.uk

During the priority booking period up to Wednesday 1 July, tickets can be booked via e-mail only. Invoices will be sent for confirmed bookings. Payment of invoices needs to be completed by Wednesday 8 July. Tickets booked but not paid for by 8 July will be released for general sale.

After the priority booking period, tickets can be booked using the website booking system from Friday 3 July.

Please follow the link below for further important information about Against Captain’s Orders.
http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/against-captains-orders/q-a

 


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The right of the deaf child to grow up bilingual – SLFirst Magazine

The SLFirst Deaf Magazine​ has this week covered the work of Francois Grosjean on the right of the deaf child to grow up bilingual. This is an article that should be made mandatory reading for all and especially new parents of deaf children, audiologists and anyone in power. More needs to be done to provide sign language training for new parents, carers and families of deaf babies.

An extract from the article “What is the role of sign language? Sign language must be the first language (or one of the first two languages) acquired by children who have a severe hearing loss. It is a natural, full-fledged language that ensures full and complete communication. Unlike an oral language, it allows the young deaf child and his/her parents to communicate early, and fully, on the condition that they acquire it quickly. Sign language will play an important role in the deaf child’s cognitive and social development and it will help him/her acquire knowledge about the world.”

Full article here: SL First Deaf Magazine


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Give me BSL: How to watch signed programmes on BBC iPlayer

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Did you know that there are on average 82 programmes available to watch NOW on BBC iPlayer which are signed?  This includes some of the CBeebies and CBBC favourites as well as the brilliant BBC wildlife/nature programmes, which the whole family can enjoy together.


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A list of all the Deaf Parents Deaf Children workshop discussions.

At the most recent Deaf Parents Deaf Children workshop in Derby, all the parents discussed and debated issues relating to being a parent of a deaf child.  All the parents present were invited to put forward a list of topics or questions that they wanted to discuss with the rest of the group. We have listed all the discussions from the workshop to allow the conversation to continue online. If you have further advice, questions, resources or information we would love it if you could share this with us in the comments section beneath the discussions. Thanks!


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DPDC Discussion: Speech therapy – does your child have it at home or at school?

Question: What arrangements do you have for your child’s speech therapy if that is an option for you?  Does you child have speech therapy at home or at school?

Some children have their speech therapy at their deaf school or mainstream school. One parent reports that his/her child’s school has a ‘no hearing aid/CI = no speech therapy’ policy which needs to be challenged!

One parent organises speech therapy to take place after school hours at home via the council, as he/she does not want his/her child to miss any lessons, as it would be a disadvantage to the child.

Speech therapy is important even for BSL-using children, as it teaches the child important lip-reading skills.

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If you have further advice, questions, resources or information we would love it if you could share this with us in the comments section beneath the post. Thanks!
Information about DPDC Discussions


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