Students learn sign language at schoolPosted: 22nd November 2019
The art of sign language is being learnt by young people keen to expand their skills.
Students at Forest Hall School requested the opportunity to learn the communication skill.
As a result, the school welcomes Simply Signed in each week to teach students in Year 7 to 11 to help them achieve their British Sign Language Level 1 qualification.
Anjela Griffiths, enrichment lead, said: “Students wanted to learn a new language they were not already learning in class. It is something different; something they would not usually get the opportunity to learn.
“Their instructor is deaf and does not allow any speaking in class; they have to communicate using sign language.
“They are really enjoying it. It is really interesting for them.”
Year 11 student Samer Joureya is taking part in the extra-curricular lunchtime lessons. He said: “I had a deaf friend and so that gave me an interest in sign language. I love languages, so was keen to learn this.
“The fact the school has provided these lessons means they have listened to what we have asked for and given us what we wanted.”