Report from St. Johns Junior School, Bebington
UNISON arranged for a tutor from the Manchester Deaf Centre to deliver an introductory British Sign Language training day for teaching assistants at the school. Members were released from their usual timetables to learn basic sign language techniques and how to communicate with deaf people. Members enjoyed a buffet funded by the Union Learning Fund. A further date is planned at another Wirral Primary.
Quotes from members include:
"Really enjoyed the taster session. Dipti was very informative and made the session fun. It left me wanting to continue onto Level 1"
"I thought it was a really interesting day - thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to take it further"
"Dipti was amazing - we all thoroughly enjoyed it and lots of us would like to take it further"
Contact Tom at the Regional Office to explore opportunities for your schools members.