Roadshow to boost deaf childrens’ confidence visits Barking

The special roadshow for deaf children visited Barking. Pic: The National Deaf Children's Society

The special roadshow for deaf children visited Barking. Pic: The National Deaf Children's Society - Credit: Archant

A special roadshow which delivers a workshop to motivate and boost the confidence of deaf children visited a school in Barking.

Some of the 146 deaf children in the borough took part in the Who am I and My Future workshops at Eastbury Community School this week.

Run by National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), the workshop inside an eight ton purple lorry that turns into a high tech classroom focuses on improving deaf young people’s self-esteem so they feel confident and comfortable with their deafness.

The roadshow team, who are all deaf, spent the day giving workshops to deaf children, hearing friends, teachers and parents which included finding out how vibrating alarm clocks help deaf children get to school on time.

Sean Chandler, NDCS’ outreach officer, who is deaf, said: “Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support.


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“A visit from the roadshow can make a real difference for a deaf child struggling with confidence, independence or communication and the more we can do to spread deaf awareness and information, the better.”

To find out more about NDCS visit ndcs.org.uk.

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