Deaf Inspire Day

The Albion Foundation's inaugural Deaf Inspire Day provided a 'hugely beneficial' experience for hearing-impaired children.

Over 30 keen pupils from across specialist and mainstream schools came together to take part in an event full of sporting activities.

Held at Bentley West Primary School, the occasion was an important exercise for the children in socialising with new people, as well as interacting with others that have similar but different needs to their own.

With so many teachers, parents and carers in the same place, it allowed them the opportunity to exchange ideas and talk to like-minded people.

The day gave the children a unique experience away from their schools or day-to-day life, according to Deaf Teacher at Bentley West Primary School, Nikki Coombes.

"It's been fantastic for the kids, they just love it. The experience they get from being together is fantastic," said Nikki.

"Mainstream activities are great but it's not always that accesible for children with SEN (Special Educational Needs), so to have specific workshops just for them is so valuable," she said.

To find out more about the Foundation's deaf and hearing-impaired work, please email