Raising awareness of deafness in kids
Deaf children and their hearing friends in Motherwell spent the day taking part in informative and engaging workshops about all aspects of deafness.
The Roadshow, an eight- ton purple bus that turns into a high-tech classroom, visited pupils at Glencairn Primary recently delivering support, advice and information to some of the 79 deaf children who live in the area.
The Roadshow team spent the day delivering workshops to deaf children, hearing friends, teachers and parents.
One workshop promoted mental health and emotional wellbeing support for deaf children. Through creative and fun activities, deaf children learnt what good emotional health is and how best to ensure both their bodies and minds remain healthy. This included identifying strategies to help manage their own mental health.
Mark Gill, outreach officer on the Roadshow, who is deaf himself and drives the Roadshow bus said: “Around 78 per cent of deaf children in the UK go to mainstream schools where they may be the only deaf child. As the Roadshow travels across the UK we work to empower young deaf children and raise awareness of deafness among their hearing peers.
“I see our impact when hearing the positive feedback from children and their parents.”