Here at Mildmay Juniors, we want our deaf children to celebrate and be proud of their deafness and develop an ‘I can’ attitude. We encourage them to dream big and overcome obstacles. They can achieve anything despite their deafness.
The only thing a deaf person cannot do is hear, but with the advances of technology, there are so many more options and alternatives available. Barriers are being broken down and deaf people are able to achieve so much more than previously.
One of the ways we reinforce our message is by learning about a positive deaf role model on a weekly basis. We learn about the person’s deafness, their dreams and aspirations and how they achieved them. We also look at any barriers they may have faced and overcome.
Learning about these inspirational people has had a huge impact on our children and as a result they have developed a positive attitude towards their deafness, aspiring themselves to one day be our chosen deaf achiever. Our deaf children say, ‘I can’ not ‘I can’t!’
We have our deaf role model display outside of the Resource Base where all our Deaf
achievers are on display. This is very inspiring for both our deaf and hearing children who regularly check for updates.
Deaf Achiever - 21.5.20
Deaf Achiever - 15.5.20
Deaf Achiever - 7.5.20
Deaf Achiever - Maddie
Deaf Achiever - 1.5.20
Deaf Achiever - 24.4.20
We were approached by the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, to help improve access to their exhibits for deaf visitors.
We supported one of our pupils to create a range of informational videos in BSL, with subtitles, to be installed at three of the main tanks at the aquarium.
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