Hear, hear for dogs

Hear, hear for dogs

Anational charity for deaf people is offering free educational fundraising packs to schools to educate children about deafness and encourage them to fundraise.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, which trains dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals, are providing school packs containing fun, interactive and educational activities.

These include teaching children to spell their name in British sign language, deaf awareness tips, lip-reading games, and instructions on how to sign a whole song.

Philip Biggs, the charity’s access and inclusion manager, said: “Teachers and parents can use these resources to teach individuals to spell their names in sign language and even ‘sign along’ to a well-known Christmas song.”

The pack also includes recipes to bake pup-cakes, a competition to design a hearing dog coat and stickers of puppies for young children.

Main pic: Sarah Mohammadi, age 8 who is deaf with her dog Waffle

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