Pupils learn about deafness
The National Deaf Children’s Society roadshow has been visiting Orkney.
The roadshow stopped at Stromness Academy, North Walls School, Papdale Primary School, Glaitness School, Burray School, Dounby School and Kirkwall Grammar, delivering support, advice and information.
The team held workshops for deaf children, hearing friends and teachers and parents about the difficulties deaf children can face.
The society also showcased the latest technology and equipment available to deaf children. This ranged from flashing doorbells to Bluetooth neckloops that can make it easier to listen to music.
Jamie Chivers, an outreach officer for the society, said: “Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support. 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.”