Workshop for deaf pupils comes to Barking

Pupils doing the workshop in Barking. Picture: The National Deaf Children’s Society

Pupils doing the workshop in Barking. Picture: The National Deaf Childrens Society - Credit: The National Deaf Childrens Society

A roadshow for deaf children and their hearing family and friends visited a Barking secondary school to deliver workshops aimed at improving their self esteem.

An eight ton purple lorry that doubles up as a classroom pulled into Eastbury Community School to offer help to some of the borough’s 146 deaf children.

Attendees were given tips on how to stay safe when using the internet and social media.

They were also taught how to use technology such as flashing doorbells and vibrating alarm clocks that could help them complete everyday tasks more easily.

Sean Chandler, outreach officer for the National Deaf Children’s Society, 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.”

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