I just wished to say why I am learning BSL. I am a dance teacher and am learning BSL so that any student can come to my lessons and learn the art of dance, no matter how much they can hear or their ability. It is something that anyone should be able to enjoy no matter if they are a child or an adult and I wish to be able to make my school as inclusive as possible for all those that wish to learn the art of dance.
Hi I'm Lou and I'm training as a Primary School Teacher from September. I had a previous placement in a SEN school where I learnt some Makaton and I really enjoyed this and found it useful. I wanted to expand on this and learn some BSL over the summer - a skill that could both support my teaching and be shared with my class.
I thought that you may like to see a video - produced during the lockdown - featuring 200 young musicians from the Chiltern Music Academy performing a song called 'There's a Power in the Music'
The video incudes one of our students who is currently learning to sign.
For more information about Chiltern Music Academy visit www.chilternmusicacademy.org
Hi, my name is Emma and I decided to start the BSL introducing sign language course this summer. I believe everyone has the right to communicate and as an aspiring solicitor I would love to be able to assist all the clients I may have in the future. This course means I will have a better chance of being able to advise clients who may be hard of hearing or have complete hearing loss.
I am a Teaching assistant in an FS2 class from September and will be providing SEND support to pupils with various needs, including communication difficulties. I am trying to learn BSL to help these children communicate more effectively