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Hi everyone, my name is Andrea and I am primary school teacher. I am loving being able to learn BSL and have wanted to refresh my skills for a while but have never found the time until now. I learned the basics years ago when I was working in a special school but have forgotten most of it sadly. I really feel that all children should be learning this in primary school and would love to be able to share some of this with my class.

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Hi Andrea. Yours is the first message I have read on here - it really struck me! At school (year 6) my teacher taught us all the finger spelling alphabet. I NEVER forgot it (33 years ago!) . I have always wanted to learn BSL but never had the time - using the little bit extra I have at the moment to get started properly. Even if you just teach them the alphabet, it might spark something in the class to keep going! 

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On 11/05/2020 at 13:30, SusanL1 said:

Hi Andrea. Yours is the first message I have read on here - it really struck me! At school (year 6) my teacher taught us all the finger spelling alphabet. I NEVER forgot it (33 years ago!) . I have always wanted to learn BSL but never had the time - using the little bit extra I have at the moment to get started properly. Even if you just teach them the alphabet, it might spark something in the class to keep going! 

Hi Susan - I have exactly the same experience.
One of my primary school teachers taught me the alphabet and I never forgot it. 😉

Good Luck to you both.

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