Workshops held for deaf young Islanders – Jersey Evening Post

Deaf schoolchildren and their classmates with full hearing spent time trying out flashing doorbells and vibrating alarm clocks in an education initiative.

The events, held on Tuesday and Wednesday, were organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society as part of its outreach work.

The workshops took place at Le Rocquier School and provided support, advice and information for the deaf children, as well as their friends, teachers and parents.

The society last visited the Channel Islands around eight years ago.

A spokesperson said that it is estimated that there are 80 to 100 deaf children and young people living in Jersey.

Steven Gardiner, who is part of the outreach team and who is deaf himself, said: ‘We’re visiting the school and other venues to help empower deaf young people and raise awareness of deafness among their friends, family and teachers.

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